Politics By Graham Sharpe

Punter's Million Reasons To Want NO Vote

THE MAN WITH OVER A MILLION REASONS TO WANT A 'NO' VOTE

A MAN who doesn't even have a vote in the Scottish Referendum has over a million reasons to hope that the Scots will vote No.

For a William Hill customer from South West London will either collect £1,093,333.33 - or nothing at all, depending on the outcome.

The middle-aged businessman, who is not Scottish has gambled the biggest amount of money ever staked on a political event - £900,000 in total - on Scotland voting No.

'He placed the first part of his bet, £400,000, in June 2014, then returned to the same betting shop on two different dates in August to stake a further £200,000 each time. Now, today - Tuesday - he has come back in and placed an additional £100,000 on the same outcome.' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.'This adds up to the biggest bet of the century on any subject with us - and almost certainly with any bookmaker.'

The customer took odds of 1/ 4 for the first part of his bet; 1/6 for the second part; 1/5 for the third, and now 1/5 again - meaning his actual profit would be £193,333.33.

'This man is confident, if not entirely convinced, that his gamble will pay off - in fact, he has called it an 'investment'' said Sharpe.'He isn't yet sure how or where he will discover the outcome of the Referendum.'

LATEST WILLIAM HILL SCOTTISH REFERENDUM ODDS.....2/11 NO; 19/5 YES.