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Retired Barnstaple labourer wins £140,000 with £2 bet

09:38 11 June 2014

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The pensioner, who lives in sheltered accommodation and wished to remain anonymous, scooped the huge win at Ladbrokes.

A RETIRED labourer from Barnstaple has scooped a £140,000 win at Ladbrokes from placing a £2 bet.

The 71-year-old who lives in sheltered accommodation and wished to remain anonymous, was playing the Scoop6 for only the fifth time.

He visits the shop every day and has £2.70 left in his pocket after placing his usual bets, so decided to have a go at the game.

He 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.”

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