Sheffield man looking forward to a triple century
Mr Albert Littlewood of Loxley in Sheffield celebrated his 80th birthday on Sunday and despite being a significant landmark, Mr Loxley was also looking to the future and counting down the days until he reaches his century.
Two months ago Mr Littlewood got in touch with William Hill to make a tentative approach about placing a bet that not only he, but his two sisters (one older, one younger) would all reach the same landmark.
He understood that the likelihood that all three of them doing so is remote as no one in his family has lived to 100 before but upon being offered 1000/1, he promptly staked £100.
Should Albert and his siblings all reach 100, they stand to win £100,00!
"I look forward to having my photo taken with my sisters when you hand the cheque over on December 8th 2032," said Mr Littlewood.
"We think that this is a fantastic bet," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "If this bet is a winner, not only will Albert, Patricia and Sylvia win a significant amount of money, all three of them will still be alive and together."
Dates of Birth:
Albert Littlewood: 24/7/1931
Patricia Hayward (Residing in Oxon) : 17/3/1930
Sylvia Garbutt (Residing in Market Rasen): 8/12/1932