Dockyard worker Colin Price’s latest big win at Betfred couldn’t have come at a better time.
For he’s about to retire after 39 years as a stoker at the yard near his home in Ernesettle, Plymouth – and his £2,037 windfall will be used to buy new carpets and a three-piece suite for when he can at last put his feet up.
Colin, 65, who retires on New Year’s Eve, correctly predicted that three Carabao Cup ties would finish 2-2 after 90 minutes.
The father-of-three, who has six grandchildren and one great grandchild, had a 70p Lucky 15, which he put on at his local Betfred shop on New George Street in Plymouth, on four matches ending with that exact scoreline – and three were spot on, namely Portsmouth-Plymouth, Crawley-Harrogate and QPR-Everton.
He said: “I’ve been putting this bet on for ten years. About six years ago I won a similar amount and we used the money to go on two holidays to Mallorca and Ibiza.
“This time I’m going to buy new carpets and, if we can afford it, a three-piece suite for when I retire. It’s come at a good time.”
The Manchester United supporter added: “I also have a regular bet that United will win 4-0 at home and 4-1 away – but I’ve not had so much luck on that one so far this season!”
Betfred boss Fred Done said: “It’s brilliant that I’m paying out to a fellow Red. Good luck with your retirement Colin – I’ll be watching out for you making it a hat-trick with your very unusual bet.”