Heating engineer hits the jackpot with £1.4 million win at the races
Steve Whitely, 61, bet £2 on an accumulator at Exeter Racecourse and managed to pick all six winning horses in the Tote Jackpot.
With odds of 368,639-1, Mr Whitely won a total of £1.4 million on the horses, but instead of enjoying an early retirement, Steve plans on going back to work, and was back at his £500 a week job today.
Steve said that, “I won’t be quitting work just yet. I have to go in – I’ve arranged to do some work for people and that’s what I’ll do. I can’t let my customers down.”
That’s dedication for you. And all this for a man who only goes to the races twice a year. Good on you, Steve.
Posted on March 9, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, plumbing, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, train4tradeskills and tagged Devon, Exeter, Exeter Racecourse, heating engineer, Horse racing, plumbing news, Races, Steve Whitely, t4ts, train 4 trade skills, train4tradeskills. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.