Mad Scot gambles £135,000 on England to beat Andorra… to win £675

Ollie Irish

11th, June 2009

An anoymous Scottish man - let’s call him Mad Jack McMad - bet £135,000 on England to beat Andorra in last night’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley, at prohibitive odds of 1/200. He did win his bet, but walked away with just £675 in winnings. Smart, or dumb? (I go with dumb.)
“No way do I want my name in the papers about this,” the gambler said. “The missus doesn’t know anything about it.”
Ladbrokes spokesman Robin Hutchison joked: “I don’t know what’s less believable – a Scotsman backing England or some one risking £135,000 to win peanuts.”
[@ Daily Record & Nay]