A Scottish Pensioner places £30,000 bet on Conservatives election majority, wins £210,000
A pensioner has won £210,000 after placing a record-breaking election win for the Conservatives to triumph at the polls.
The £30,000 wager predicted the Tories would win a majority vote in Thursday’s election.
And after David Cameron’s party claimed a victory, bookmakers Ladbrokes confirmed the lucky punter will now collect £210,000.
The 7/1 bet, made at a branch in Hope Street, Glasgow, is believed to have been the largest made on this year’s General Election.
Alex Donohue from Ladbrokes said: “We believe our customer in central Glasgow has also become the biggest election winner of the entire campaign and we tip our hat to his political forecasting skills.”
According to the company the wager was placed last month in “crisp £50 notes”.
The customer will also collect his original wager, meaning he is due to collect a total of £240,000.
At the time the bet was made the bookmaker had odds of 25/1 on Labour winning more than half the seats, compared with 1/8 for the election resulting in no party having an overall majority at Westminster.
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