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Northfleet electrician wins £30,000 from 60p horse racing bet

PUBLISHED: 13:59 02 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:59 02 March 2016

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Tony Savill, 70, hit the jackpot when all of his horses placed in a toteplacepot sweepstake

A retired electrician from Northfleet is celebrating after scooping over £30,000 fom a 60p bet.

Tony Savill, 70, hit the jackpot as his horses came home in the right places as part of a toteplacepot sweepstake.

A toteplacepot is where a punter has to get their chosen horse to finish first, second or third in each of the first six races at a specific meeting.

Quoted in today’s Daily Mirror, he said he spends about £50 a week betting on greyhounds, horses and football during the season.

The Tottenham Hotspur fan admitted he checks a horse’s form, jockey and trainers before making his decision, usually at the Betfred shop in Gravesend.

Mr Savill said he and his wife, Shirley, plan to join friends on cruises after going on a holiday to Scotland that they booked prior to his big win.

He claimed the closest he has ever come to such a victory was a £4,000 jackpot in the late 70s.

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