A punting porter has gone off his trolley after forcing the world’s biggest bookmaker Ladbrokes into its largest ever payout – with a stake of just 20 pence.
Ted Reid, 40, pocketed a whopping £750,000 when he scooped the jackpot at the FIRST attempt on an internet slot machine game at staggering odds of 3,718,801 to 1. Dad-of-three Ted Reid bagged the cash on the Major Millions game at Ladbrokes Casino on Saturday after deciding to have a late night flutter.
His winning total is not only the highest payout Ladbrokes Casino has made, but also the highest Ladbrokes has ever handed over on a bet in 120 years and the largest in British Internet history.
Ted Reid, from Aberdeen, has worked for the NHS for twenty years and is currently a manager of the portering department at the city’s Royal Infirmary. Despite his newfound wealth he says he’s got no intention of retiring from the job he loves. But he is hoping to buy his wife and fellow porter Kathie, 46, a new car.
He said: ”I just couldn’t believe it had happened to me. I sat staring at the screen thinking ‘this must be some kind of mistake.”
”Then it slowly dawned on me when I looked at the jackpot total and the new balance on my account that it was all mine. I stumbled into bed and wondered whether I should tell my wife but she was on an early shift the next morning so I decided not to wake her up. Instead, I lay awake all night watching the clock going round and wondering what I was going to spend the cash on.”
Ladbrokescasino.com currently boasts over 100,000 registered customers and offers over 150 different games.
Major Millions is the web’s biggest jackpot slot game and has paid out almost £10 million in jackpots to 27 winners since it was launched in April 2002.
Previous Ladbrokescasino.com winners include air traffic controller Michelle Black who won £201,000 on Major Millions in October 2002. She then scooped another £70,000 on the Fruit Fiesta game in April 2004.
Michelle, of Manchester, was inspired to play by gambling granny Anne French, of Ipswich who won over £131,000 after staking just £4.50 on the turn of a reel.
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