A pensioner punter has won £10,000 at Betfred from a TEN PENCE stake.

Frankie Henry, 66, plans to use his winnings to go just 61 miles up the coast on holiday, which is no surprise for he’s never fancied going abroad and as a result doesn’t own a passport.

The retired factory worker, who won on Bonus King Bingo at the Betfred shop on High Street in Scunthorpe when his six lucky numbers – 4, 11, 16, 23, 27 and 34 – were all drawn out, is off to Scarborough.

He said: “Just a week in Scarborough will do fine for me. I’ve only had a couple of holidays in my lifetime – both times to Scotland – so a nice trip to Scarborough is just fine.

“I don’t drive, so there’s no need for me to get a car. Most of it will go in the bank to use now I’m retired, but I do fancy a trip to Scarborough.

“I bought the Daily Star in the morning and had 20p left in my pocket, so I thought I would have a go at Betfred on the bingo game. I couldn’t believe it when I’d won and celebrated with a couple of pints at the Blue Bell pub near the shop.

“I picked those numbers 20-odd years ago and always use them on the 49s game, but I’ve never had any luck on that so started using them on Bonus King Bingo… and this happens!”

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “Each to their own, and if Frankie fancies a trip to Scarborough with his winnings then so be it.

“To win £10,000 from the tiniest of stakes is just brilliant. Well done to this regular Betfred punter.”


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