11-06-2004, 11:05 AM #1Former Member
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Odds on centenarian collecting birthday bet
A British woman stands to collect a cheque for 12,650 pounds ($30,824) after betting she would live to 100.
Rosalind Strover from Sudbury in Suffolk, eastern England, plans to celebrate her centenary with her family at a nearby golf club.
As well as the traditional congratulatory telegram from Queen Elizabeth, she will also receive a cheque for her winnings from bookmaker William Hill.
Ten years ago, her daughter-in-law Jennifer wagered 100 pounds at 100-1 that she would reach her century.
She topped up the bet with a 50 pound stake a year later at 50-1.