Father of two, Craig Brazier was preparing for his fishing trip when he made a decision that would change his life for ever.
Should I spend the £2 on a bet, or should I spend it on Maggots?
Although it might not be the normal question to go through a punter’s mind before placing a bet, for Craig, it was the question that counted.
“I was going to buy more maggots but decided to do the Scoop6 and spent half an hour in the bookies studying the form… I went home and watched the racing. My wife Tracy was asleep on the settee and I started panicking after I got three out of three.”
Despite his wife’s lack of interest or confidence, Craig’s bet went onto win 6 out of 6, and consequently scooped him his £1.3 million share of the £10,740,797 rollover Scoop6 jackpot!
“My last horse, Chatez, runs for Alan King, my favourite-ever trainer. I couldn’t see the telly because I was running round the room riding the horse! I thought I’d have a heart attack.”
Craig plans to spend his winnings on a racehorse trained by his favourite trainer – Alan King. He also wants to continue cleaning green bins as it’s a job that he loves.