A 71-year-old Ladbrokes betting shop customer from Barnstaple is one of two punters to scoop a massive £139,665 on last Saturday’s Scoop6 bet. It was only the man’s fifth time placing a Scoop6 bet after having his interest piques by May’s run of record jackpots.
The pensioner said: ““I watched the races at home with my friends and I couldn’t believe it when the last one went in. I’ve only been playing the Scoop6 for a few weeks after I heard about the huge rollovers. I do a Lucky 15 at every meeting so I stuck Australia in with my other selections from Epsom. I had one horse left to pick at Musselburgh, which was Hesketh Bank, who I thought ran well last time. I’m still in shock. Winning all this money is going to change my life and I’m now going to enjoy my retirement!”
Totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: “We’re delighted for him. To win the Scoop6 on only his fifth go is incredible and we’re sure he’ll enjoy spending his winnings.”