A family have cashed in a bet on Red Rum winning the Grand National 43 years ago – after discovering an unclaimed betting slip.
Bob Holmes found evidence of the £1 bet while going through his late father-in-law’s paperwork.
Through a shop code, William Hill found that the bet had been placed at odds of 11-1, meaning a payout of £12.
But the firm decided to add inflation, making it £130. They also gave out £130 in bets and donated £130 to Water Aid.
Bob Holmes, 76, his wife Nancy, 75, and Nancy’s sister, Rhoda Robertson, 79, all from Houston in Renfrewshire, are sharing the winnings and have each placed bets on Saturday’s Grand National.
‘Very surprised’
The £1 bet had been placed on the 1974 Grand National by Mr Holmes father-in-law Joe Robertson, who died in 1979 at the aged of 82.
Mr Holmes told the BBC Scotland news website: “Twelve pounds would have been …
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