Pensioner punter Denis Brennan hit the jackpot at Bonus King bingo winning £25,000 from just a £1 stake.

He got the first six numbers 9, 16, 23, 30, 37 and 44 at the Betfred shop near his home at Middle Street South, Driffield in East Yorkshire.

But for the retired ground worker, who beat astronomical odds to land the biggest win of his life, there was no wild celebration.

The 68-year-old Betfred regular toasted his win with a nice simple cup of tea.

He said: “I gave up alcohol for health reasons a few years ago, and I needed some tea to calm me down. The next day I went out to a steak restaurant with my partner Jean, who I have treated to a new coat and some shoes.

“I am an easy going sort of guy and not one for going mad, although obviously I do feel great having worked hard all my life. Now it seems I’m getting a bit of luck.

“Maybe I will book myself a holiday and trade in my car for a new one…I haven’t made my mind up yet”, added County Kilkenny-born Denis, who worked until retirement on building sites in London and surrounding areas.

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “ I bet that’s the best £1 this adopted Yorkshireman has ever invested!

“Congratulations Denis, you have proved it is possible to win big from a small stake at Betfred.”