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.


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