In 1919, Edwin Lowe saw people playing Bean-0 at a carnival in Florida, where they put beans on numbered cards for small prizes.
He developed this into a game of chance that became a craze.
During its development, a friend who shouted “Bingo!” after winning gave Lowe’s game its name.
On any given ninety-number bingo card, there are approximately 44 million ways to make B-I-N-G-O.
According to suppliers, purple is by far the favorite ink color in dabbers used by bingo players.