A grandad from Durham has become the first big winner of Betfred’s new numbers game – The Nifty Fifty

His good fortune, landing £10,000 from just a £1 bet, is all down to his love of dogs long past!

The 53-year-old prison officer’s four numbers – 5, 9, 22 and 30 – were all based on the days of the month that his four cocker spaniels were born.

“I know it sounds stupid, but I picked those numbers ten years ago and have used them on the Irish Lotto and other lotteries – and now thankfully on The Nifty Fifty,” he said.

“I won £800 on The Nifty Fifty the day before – and now I’ve landed £10,000, which is absolutely brilliant.

“Once things properly settle down after lockdown, I will no doubt be sorting out a surprise family holiday to Majorca or Greece.”

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “I bet this fella is cock-a-hoop!

“It is astonishing how people pick their numbers, often based on family birthdays but not necessarily those of much-loved spaniels!

“Nifty Fifty is proving a huge success, which I am not particularly surprised about seeing as it was my idea!

“Well done to this customer in the north-east who has proved you can win big on The Nifty Fifty from small stakes.

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