BankrollMob Betting News


Sixty Pence Horse Race Bet Wins Retired Electrician 30,000

Tags: BetFred, horse racing, Tony Savill.
Posted on 09 March 2016 by "T".

A retired electrician takes home a surprising £30,000 from a sixty pence bet. Tony Savill, 70, could not believe his luck as the horses he placed his bet on came home in the right places. This netted his 60 pence wager for the toteplace sweepstake at Southwell at a Betfred shop an astonishing take home amount worth £30,000.

A toteplacepot is a betting term used in horseracing where a punter choses the arrangement of horses that finishes first, second or third in all of the six races at a particular meeting.

The 70-year-old from Northfleet, Kent, said: "I check everything from the horses' form, jockeys and trainers and then go on what I fancy.

"I probably spend about £50 a week on greyhounds, the horses and football during the season.
"I am a Tottenham fan and wish I had got on them at 150/1 for the Premier League title pre-season and definitely not the 2/1 joint favourites they are now with leaders Leicester."

Mr. Savill who now currently works as a part-time delivery driver takes a lion's share of the toteplacepot and ranks third highest in all-time record payouts from this type of betting. His total pot comes in at £30,795. After news of his win, he quickly invited his wife, Shirley, at a local pub.

When he was asked on what he planned to do with all his winning, possibly the biggest win of his life, he said: "We have a holiday booked already in Scotland in the summer but some friends of ours go on cruises so at the end of the year we might well go on one now we can afford it.

"It's only just sinking in that we've actually won so much.

"Shirley and I went round to all our families' homes to tell them about our good fortune, nipped in the pub and then a cup of coffee back home.

"We haven't celebrated properly yet.
"Last time I had a good win like this was in the late 70s and I won £4,000 from a lucky 15 which was a lot in those days, but this £30,000 is something else.

"I'll definitely be having a bet on the Cheltenham Gold Cup."

Betfred boss Fred Done said: "Well done Tony to win so much from such a small stake.
"My advice is to enjoy your big win."



« Betting News   /   Comment on this news »

Related Articles:

7 comments on "Sixty Pence Horse Race Bet Wins Retired Electrician 30,000"

 pochui09/03/2016 16:27:34 GMT
"My advice is to enjoy your big win." aye... me second this- grab some elite melons, a kilo of quality pot, a few boxes of vodka and a few extra bottles of champagne for exhausted melons and head back to your 20's. well done mr. retired electrician dude- we were rooting for you here at the brm forum.
 bowie198410/03/2016 01:20:28 GMT
Never gonna understand how every englishmen either going to Scotland or Spain when it comes to holidays, How come they never consider a country who's name does not start with the letter 'S'?
 Serpang10/03/2016 06:41:15 GMT
"My advice is to enjoy your big win." OF COURSE !! He ( and we ?) bet for enjoy his ( and our ) win. lol. Don't bet it all even you horseracing addict ! should be spent some for have fun outside betting. My advise is manage your win carefully Smile
 damosk11/03/2016 16:32:11 GMT
My advice would be to now go and blow it all on booze women ( and if it takes your fancy a little of the naughty stuff..... Not allowed to say what it is just in case). Don't invest it in stocks n shares that will lose half of it for you due to the current climate of fiscal rubbish mess, but enjoy it while you still can.
 bowie198412/03/2016 01:38:22 GMT
Posted by damosk:
Don't invest it in stocks n shares that will lose half of it for you due to the current climate of fiscal rubbish mess, but enjoy it while you still can.

That is cyclical. Also company shares which are openly traded moving up and down in response to their quarterly financial results, and not so much to the current trends.
 ivanjkp12/03/2016 14:29:26 GMT
Lucky him Smile
If i be on him place i would buy house and a new car
Think that be just enough 25000E for house and 7000E for car
Dont know what to say only Worship Worship Worship
GL with spending money Smile
 rogan1100013/03/2016 15:34:14 GMT
Thats not luck when it happend to you in that age. Blink joke

Write a comment:

You must be logged in, to comment on news...

Disclosure: BankrollMob may earn a commission based on the advertisement material on this site. #AD

  Please Play Responsibly