Roger Federer won Wimbledon against British hopeful Andy Murray, Britain wept as their hopes were dashed that a British person would win the tennis championship, but it’s not all doom and gloom Federer’s win resulted in more than £100,000 check for the charity Oxfam.
Oxfam won £101,840 after a man placed a bet that Federer would win seven championship titles by 2019. The bet was made nearly a decade ago.
Mr Newlife made the bet in 2003 at 66/1 odds that the Swiss tennis star would win seven titles before 2019, Mr Newlife had written to William Hill requesting the bet, and place £1,520 on the wager. A Spokesman for the bookmaker described the wager as “unique”.
When Mr Newlife died in 2009 at the age of 59, he left Oxfam his betting slips in his will.
William Hill said it had already paid out £16,750 to Oxfam from another bet placed by Mr Newlife, of £250 at 66/1, that Federer would win 14 Grand Slam events.
Which means by my calculations Oxfam as received in total £118,590 I wonder if Oxfam has anymore wagers in Mr Newlife name?