Peter Titman, 62, had picked 5 horses in races taking place at York as part of a ‘Lucky 31’ accumulator bet (A lucky 31 bet bet consists of 5 single bets, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-folds and 1 five-fold bet – 31 bets in total). The ecstastic Titman (oh my!) thanked his old uncle George for getting him interested in numbers at a very young age.
Peter, a lifelong Oldham fan, went on to rib the founder of BetFred Fred Done, who is a Manchester United fan. He said: “I’m an Oldham fan and we were relegated after failing to match Rochdale’s result on the last day of the season, so taking £58,000 off a big United fan like Fred has cheered me up.”
The Betfred owner jokingly replied: “Thanks Peter you really are trying to rub it in aren’t you. You empty my pockets then mock my waning allegiance to mighty Manchester United.”
His race winnings were in fact £38,901, but BetFred customers receive bonus if they are able to pick five winners and so that also factored into his windfall. So yet another reason to celebrate.
After picking up his winnings at his local bookmaker, Peter kept it pretty lowkey, with a pint at the pub with his mates and then a chinese. He plans to take a well deserved holiday with family.