Glasgow & West Scotland

Scot scoops £210,000 from election bet on Tory majority

A Glasgow man who bet £30,000 on the Conservatives winning a majority in the general election has pocketed £210,000.

The pensioner made the bet at a city branch of Ladbrokes 10 days before the vote, at odds of seven to one.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said the "well-groomed gentleman" was "the biggest winner of the general election".

He said many punters had backed a hung parliament, and lost out when the Conservatives won a slim majority.

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