Saturday 22 October 2016

Glasgow punter shy on Tory win

A Glasgow pensioner who bet £30,000 on a Conservative majority in the general election has collected his £240,000 (€334,000) winnings.

The man placed his bet at odds of 7/1 in a branch of Ladbrokes in the city centre on April 29. The bookmaker made an appeal for him to come forward after the election because he had yet to collect his £30,000 stake and £210,000 winnings. Alex Donohue, of Ladbrokes, said: "I can confirm that the gentleman has been paid in full and has specifically asked not to be identified."

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