A Betfred punter was so convinced his numbers would come up in the Irish Lotto draw, he put on the same bet twice.

The 63-year-old construction worker from South Manchester bet £15 in total on the numbers 14, 18, 23 and 32 – they were all drawn and won him a cool £125,000!

He now plans to splash out on a total renovation of his home which he plans to sell ahead of retirement.

The Manchester City fan is also planning to buy himself a brand new Kia utility vehicle which he and his partner will use to travel on mini breaks in the Lake District and in his native Scotland.

He said: “I’ll have work done in virtually every room in our house, which we can then sell at a profit just in time for when I retire. The missus doesn’t like planes or boats so there won’t be any big holidays – just lots of trips in this country.

“I picked the numbers totally at random and put some on at the shop and online too. I’ve been using those numbers for a long time and they came in big time.”

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “Good luck to this fella who’s well and truly taken me to the cleaners. He’s probably chuckling to himself as he’s a big City fan and as many people know I’m of the red persuasion!”

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