Man wins £7,500 after betting wife's funeral fund on Trump
A husband says his dying wife told him to spend her funeral fund on Donald Trump winning the US election - and scooped £7,500.
Andreas Oxinos, 75, was so certain that the billionaire businessman would triumph in this year's presidential vote he began to place a string of bets.
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But when Andreas, of Plymouth, Devon, told his dying wife Audrey of his hunch she decided to risk her money too.
The grandmother had been saving for her funeral - but decided to give her husband £1,000 to take to the bookies back Trump.
The couple won big but sadly, Audrey died at the age of 71 in April - seven months before their prediction came true.
Andreas, who used to run a steak and scampi bar, has now used the windfall to pay off debts and shared the rest of the money between his family.
He said:"My wife said to me, 'I've got some money upstairs, go upstairs and get the £1,000 and put it on Trump.'
"From then on I was trying to find every penny I could get - putting £50 on there or £100 on there.
"Bless her soul she was saving for her funeral. I've made so many mistakes in my life, the bet was for her."
Andreas, a Greek Cypriot who came to the UK in 1954, placed his first bet with the bookies almost immediately after Trumps run for the White House was confirmed in February.
Audrey and Andreas said he met his wife in London when she was just 16 and he was 28.
They were happily married for 50 years and had three children together.