A lucky pensioner was the sole winner of the jackpot worth a quarter of a million pounds after Patrick van Aanholt's late equalizer for Sunderland clinched the prize. A pensioner in Yorkshire is rejoicing after winning a whopping £250,000 by predicting 6 scores correctly in Sky Sports' Super 6 game.
Fred Crossman, age 68, a retired injection-molding setter from Ripon, North Yorkshire, was the lucky punter this season to be the sole winner of the jackpot. (It was the third time this season that the Super 6 jackpot had been won)
Due to the drama in the Ryder Cup, golf enthusiast Fred was entirely unaware of his massive winnings until he received an email confirmation and his son had to show him a video of sports TV presenter Jeff Stelling announcing him as the winner.
Fred miraculously managed to correctly predict the 6 games, with Patrick van Aanholt's late equalizer for Sunderland being the final goal that he needed:
Sunderland 1-1 West Brom
Hull 0-2 Chelsea
Watford 2-2 Bournemouth
West Ham 1-1 Middlesbrough
Ipswich 0-1 Huddersfield
Rotherham 0-1 Newcastle
Fred said, "My son just showed me Jeff Stelling's clip from Soccer Saturday saying they were looking for a 68-year-old from North Yorkshire. It feels unreal. I missed the show today because I'm glued to the Ryder Cup! I think not knowing at the time was for the best as I wouldn't have been able to take the drama!"
He added, "We're going to get a new bungalow with the winnings, as me and my wife sometimes struggle with the stairs at our current home. We've been waiting for something like this to happen."