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« on: 05/06/2009 14:35:05 »
Dying man wins bet he would live 
 
Mr Matthews said he would give most of the money to charity
A Buckinghamshire man diagnosed with terminal cancer is to collect a second winning payout of 5,000 after betting he would stay alive.

Jon Matthews, 59, from Milton Keynes, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer linked to asbestos, in 2006 and told he had months to live.

He placed two bets, each with a 100 stake at odds of 50/1, that he would be alive in June 2008 and in June 2009.

 
More on BBC NEWS: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/8075288.stm


 

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« Reply #1 on: 06/06/2009 00:18:58 »
Good on him.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 06/06/2009 00:36:58 »
Good on him.

I agree, good on him!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 07/06/2009 20:23:44 »
ya
 

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« Reply #4 on: 08/06/2009 00:39:26 »
that's a pretty neat trick.. he has nothing to lose.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 08/06/2009 13:20:20 »
that's a pretty neat trick.. he has nothing to lose.

so very true. :)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 08/06/2009 13:51:54 »
what else coud you bet on...............???
 

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« Reply #7 on: 09/06/2009 06:50:39 »
Your wife, kids...maybe?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 09/06/2009 10:54:30 »
Your wife, kids...maybe?

That's horrible!
If you are implying what I think you are.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 09/06/2009 10:58:34 »
No.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 09/06/2009 10:59:50 »
okay then, that's alright then :)
 

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« Reply #11 on: 09/06/2009 11:08:01 »
What did you think I was implying?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 09/06/2009 11:09:21 »
That he could bet on whether or not his family died too.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 09/06/2009 11:10:28 »
Which I did doubt that that would be something you would say.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 09/06/2009 11:16:50 »
Well I was thinking he could bet with his wife and kids instead of money. But then you probably can't give them to charity if you win. :)
 

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« Reply #15 on: 09/06/2009 11:22:11 »
no probably not.:)
 

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« Reply #16 on: 13/06/2009 18:46:27 »
What is the principle behind betting?
 

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« Reply #17 on: 14/06/2009 00:37:50 »
The thrill when you win.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 14/06/2009 04:56:50 »
I bet you it is.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 14/06/2009 08:00:51 »
Hey - I wish I'd gone for some of that. About 1 more month & I pass the 1-year mark (from when the symptoms started although I wasn't formerly diagnosed until January of this year). Median expected survival is 6-12 months & at the moment I feel good for another few months at least. I wonder what odds they'd give me of lasting until after Christmas...
 

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« Reply #20 on: 14/06/2009 20:25:28 »
This is normally called life assurance and doesn't make it into the news.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 15/06/2009 03:50:38 »
Some guy bet $100,000 on the All Blacks to win on Saturday. They lost. Ha.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 16/06/2009 14:51:56 »
Some guy bet $100,000 on the All Blacks to win on Saturday. They lost. Ha.

LOL that is a lot of cash
 

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