A man in northern England turned a $1 horse bet into nearly $2 million when all eight of his horses came in as winners, some at as much as 10-to-1 odds.
He already seems set to mess it all up, however; his first instinct was to tell his wife. REUTERS tells the story.
“His first winner was an 8-1 chance called Isn’t That Lucky, the last a 5-2 shot named A Dream Come True. The others were priced at 10-1, 15-2, 11-2 (twice), 4-1 and 7-2.
William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe told Reuters on Saturday: ‘When he was told what he had won he visibly blanched — and then said he would have to go and tell his wife.’
The man only learned of his good fortune when he called in at another William Hill shop in nearby Bedale to place five $1 accumulator bets on Saturday’s racing.”
It was unknown at this time what the man intends to do with his new fortune. His various options include buying a lifetime supply of mind-altering chemicals and willing female servants, or paying Keith Van Horn not to play basketball for about 14 days.