A footie fan's honeymoon will indirectly be paid for by Wayne Rooney after he put a random bet on his next move - seven years ago.
Jordon Fawcett's £20 whim on Rooney rejoining Everton, which he placed in 2010, has earned him the tidy sum of £2,000.
But he lost his betting slip and the BetFred only would only pay out when he showed them a sample of his handwriting.
Father-of-two Jordon, 33, a roofer, said: "I was on a roof working with my uncle, talking football. I decided to put a bet on to wind up Reds fans.
"At the time the talk was all about Wayne joining City or Barcelona. I never thought he would join City."
He placed the bet at BetFred in Hyde and put the betting slip in a keepsakes box at his mother's home in Hattersley, where was living at the time.
But he later moved out and his brother, Blaine, took over the room and the box with the slip in it disappeared.
"I turned the house upside down to find the slip when Wayne did move to Everton - my brother was laughing, but I wasn't - it was a lot of money! It was my first ever bet, so I remembered it clearly."
But the bookies were understanding and agreed to pay out with proof.
Now, the money will be used to take his two sons and his wife-to-be, Roxanne, to Mallorca after they get married in August.
"We originally could not afford a honeymoon with the cost of the reception, now with this £2,000 we are probably going to Majorca with our two children. I am over the moon.
"I wanted to spend the money on new tools, but there is no chance of that with Roxanne, and we will have a great time."
Ironically, Rooney has never been Jordon's favourite player, as a Manchester City fan.
But he placed the bet at a time Rooney had put in a transfer request to Sir Alex Ferguson.
In 2010, the bookies' odds were 11-8 that Wayne would switch to the Blues, 5-2 Chelsea, 3-1 Real Madrid, and 20-1 AC Milan or Inter Milan.
The outside bet at 100-1 was that he would return to his boyhood club, Everton.
BetFred owner Fred Done said: "It's amazing that a Red legend like Wayne Rooney going back to his boyhood club is paying for the honeymoon of a loyal City fan. Jordon is one of only 19 people in the country who put a bet on Rooney going to Everton at 100-1."
Wayne sealed his move from Manchester United last week to Everton after 13 years at Old Trafford.
The 31-year-old has rejoined his boyhood idols and ended a career at United that saw the £30m teenager, signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2004, rise to become the Reds captain and all time top goalscorer, with 253 goals from 559 appearances.