Glasgow & West Scotland

Tory majority election bet pensioner has 'not collected yet'

A Glasgow pensioner who bet £30,000 on a Conservative majority in the general election has yet to collect his £240,000 winnings.

Ladbrokes said there had been no sign of the customer since he placed the wager at odds of 7/1 in a branch in the city centre on 29 April.

Alex Donohue, of Ladbrokes, said the man's forecast had "shown pollsters and pundits the way to do it".

He said there was never a time limit to collect any winning bet.

But he had thought the pensioner would have made a "beeline" for the bookies as soon as the result was confirmed.

A Glasgow man who bet £30,000 on the Conservatives winning a majority in the general election has pocketed £210,000.

The pensioner made the bet at a city branch of Ladbrokes 10 days before the vote, at odds of seven to one.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said the "well-groomed gentleman" was "the biggest winner of the general election".

He said many punters had backed a hung parliament, and lost out when the Conservatives won a slim majority.

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