Birthday bet comes up trumps

Posted on May 22, 2007 

Birthday bet comes up trumps

A man who bet £100 he would live to 100 is set to pick up his £25,000 winnings.

Alec Holden placed the 250/1 bet with William Hill on his 90th birthday.

The retired engineer from Epsom, Surrey, joked: “I’ve been careful. If I saw hooded groups from William Hill in the street, I avoided them.

“My card from the Queen came this morning. I think I saw her deliver it on her bicycle.”

A William Hill spokesman said: “I’m sure our letter will give more pleasure than the Queen’s.”

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From Ananova

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