Man bags PS1 million from 50p lottery bet!

February 25th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin  


London, Feb 25 (ANI): A Brit man from Bedale, North Yorkshire, became a millionaire overnight after placing a 50p bet.

Freddie Craggs found by chance that he had won 1 million pounds on an accumulator bet, on odds of 2,798,000 to one.

He decided to have his ticket checked the day after he placed his bet.
The William Hill customer at Thirsk placed the 50p bet on eight horses - the first of which was called Isn’t That Lucky and the last, A Dream Come True.

“He leads a quiet life and lives frugally. It will take a long time for him to come to terms with having money,” The Telegraph quoted Hilary Craggs, Freddis sister-in-law, as saying.

Craggs has yet to claim his winnings.

A spokesman for William Hill said: “While we are quite happy to earn a day or two interest on the wager we are baffled as to why the winner has not contacted us.”

Freddies brother Charles said: “I have had a word with him and he’s going to ring William Hill in a day or two.”

Craggs was unavailable for comment. (ANI)

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