A Buckinghamshire man diagnosed with terminal
cancer is to collect a second winning payout of Â£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 Â£100 stake at odds of 50/1, that he would be alive in June 2008 and in June 2009.
A third wager will earn him a further Â£10,000 if he lives until 1 June 2010.