Over the years there are numerous examples of seemingly crazy bets coming to fruition.

Here are 8 of the craziest bets to come through

Over the years there are numerous examples of seemingly crazy bets coming to fruition.

Current property competition Winmydreamhome.com runs through some memorable examples that did and didn’t pay off.

In 2003 Nick Newlife betthat Roger Federer would win Wimbledon 7 times by 2019. Newlife passed away in 2019 leaving the ticket to Oxfam, which scooped101,840 in winnings in 2012.

1. Roger Federer

In 2003 Nick Newlife betthat Roger Federer would win Wimbledon 7 times by 2019. Newlife passed away in 2019 leaving the ticket to Oxfam, which scooped101,840 in winnings in 2012.
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Gambler Ashley Revell sold everything he owned and travelled to Las Vegas in 2014 where he bet $135K, everything he had, on red at the roulette table. Luckily he won, and doubled his money in the process.

2. Everything on red

Gambler Ashley Revell sold everything he owned and travelled to Las Vegas in 2014 where he bet $135K, everything he had, on red at the roulette table. Luckily he won, and doubled his money in the process.
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In 1998, Rory McIlroys dad Gerry, bet 350 on 13-year-old rising star Lewis Hamilton winning the F1 World Championship before he reached 25. Hamilton did win it in 2014 and net Gerry 165K.

3. Lewis Hamiltons greatness

In 1998, Rory McIlroys dad Gerry, bet 350 on 13-year-old rising star Lewis Hamilton winning the F1 World Championship before he reached 25. Hamilton did win it in 2014 and net Gerry 165K.
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1989 a 30 bet was placed that 5 things would stay the same in 2000 - Home & Away, Neighbours & EastEnders would still be on tv, Cliff Richard would be knighted and U2 would still be performing. After 11 years he walked away with 194K.

4. Staying the same

1989 a 30 bet was placed that 5 things would stay the same in 2000 - Home & Away, Neighbours & EastEnders would still be on tv, Cliff Richard would be knighted and U2 would still be performing. After 11 years he walked away with 194K.
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