An NHS worker has got his first step on the property ladder after winning £80,875 at Betfred.

He picked two horses – including 50/1 shot Pure Gold – that both won at Kempton last week, making his £125 each-way punt a winning one.

The lucky winner was due to win £59,410, but because of Betfred’s Best Odds Guaranteed promotion his windfall was boosted by over £21,464.

The 33-year-old, who is a regular at the Betfred shop on Delamere Street, Crewe, said: “It’s not every day you win with a 50/1 shot!

“I was into betting when I was younger and have always been interested in horse racing. I usually go for doubles, and it’s paid off big time for me.

“Pearl Reef was my first selection, but it was Pure Gold that gave me such a big win.

“I’ve already decided what to do with the money – put it down as a deposit so I can get a mortgage and get myself on the property ladder.

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “This regular customer is using his winnings very sensibly and I applaud him for that.

“Well done – and of course we’re delighted to have boosted his windfall by such a substantial amount.”

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