Anorak News | Terrible Husband Scoops £427,434 On Horseracing

Terrible Husband Scoops £427,434 On Horseracing

by | 20th, July 2007

HERE’S yet another tale from the Mirror of an ordinary Joe who hits the jackpot and makes the rest of us fume with intense jealousy and outrage.

This time we are invited to judge the lucky man, 40-year-old Adam Phillips, on his dodgy husband and parenting skills.

On a shopping trip with his wife Sue and two-year-old son Charlie, Phillips, a canteen worker, grew bored. In true clichéd man style, he ditched his family and popped to a bookmaker.

Phillips picked six horse race winners in succession. He pocketed £427,434.

The lucky bugger says: “I was bored with our trip to the high street so I put a bet on. When we went home I was watching racing on Channel 4 and I realised I’d the first five horses up. When my sixth race won, I ran down to my local William Hill and got them to check it. When the manager confirmed it, I was shaking.”

Phillips chose the final winner, Countdown (6/1), because he’s apparently a fan of Carol Vorderman.

Next week, a man once banned from driving wins big on a scratchcard…

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