Richard Purcell: 57-year-old man wins N5m bet on his wedding day

Richard Purcell: 57-year-old man wins N5m bet on his wedding day

- A groom, Richard Purcell was busy getting married and didn't know he was £10,000 (N5,102,059.06) richer as a result of a football bet

- After Richard eventually checked his coupon, he realised that all his predictions were right

- The 57-year-old man, who staked £25 (N12,765.11), said he would spend the money judiciously

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A groom identified as Richard Purcell was left stunned after realising that he had won £10,000 (N5,102,059.06) on a football bet on the day of his wedding.

Richard was busy with his wedding activities and forgot to check his coupon. When he eventually did, he couldn't believe his eyes.

According to Ladibible, the 57-year-old man from Cheshire, England, checked his account and saw the money he had won.

Richard, who staked £25 (N12,765.11), described himself as the luckiest man alive, adding that he would put the money to good use.

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Richard Purcell: 57-year-old man wins N5m bet on his wedding day
Richard Purcell won N5 million on his wedding day. Photo credit: Credit: Betfred
Source: UGC

He told the Liverpool Echo:

"It's fair to say I was otherwise engaged getting married, so didn't check my phone for the results until later when I saw a lovely sum of money in my account.
"I always put this kind of bet on and I've picked up bits and bobs in the past. I'm sure we'll put it to good use. As for a honeymoon, we've booked a nice hotel in Chester.
"I'm the luckiest man alive - and not just because of my bride."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a Nigerian man lost his car to gambling after using the Lexus jeep to place a bet at a gambling shop in Nnewi, Anambra state.

The disclosure was made by a Twitter user identified as @Poshfelly, who said Izunna, the owner of the gambling shop, ended up taking ownership of the jeep after the owner lost the bet.

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Sharing a photo of the car, @Poshfelly wrote:

"You all know the price of this car, some guy used this car to place a bet in this town and lost. That's how Izunna the owner of one small bet shop now owns a Lexus."

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