A security officer has told how his prayers were answered at bookies Betfred when he won £25,000 from a FIFTY PENCE stake.

It only took father-of-three Osakye Igiehon from Norwich ninety seconds to choose five random numbers for the lotto 49’s game.

All of his five numbers, 8, 25, 37, 40 and 45, were drawn landing the jubilant Jamaica-born shift worker the jackpot.

“I don’t believe in luck and in fact it took me about 90 seconds to my selections.” said Osakye.

“I don’t drink so I’ve not had any big celebration of what is the biggest win of my life. I am a Christian and religious so maybe I have won so much because of the grace of God.”

Osakye, aged 52, who put his tiny bet on at the Betfred shop near his home at St Augestines Gate, Aylsham Road, Norwich, has not been able to see his children aged 14, 18 and 22 for five months because of the lockdown restrictions.

He explained: “I had to move to Norwich from Dublin because of work and with all the Coronavirus restrictions, I have not seen my family since March. I will be getting to see them now and will give them some money and also pay off some of my mortgage. I can’t really believe I have won so much for less than the price of a newspaper. My biggest win previously was £200.”

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “Huge congratulations to this Betfred regular who clearly knows where to go to win big from a tiny stake!”

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