SEX TOY salesman Carl Edwards is on the brink of winning more than £12,500 from a 50p accumulator… if Atletico Madrid clinch the LaLiga title at the weekend.
Edwards, 59, recently discovered a betting slip from last summer, in which he had attempted to predict a number of league champions.
He correctly called Manchester City winning the Premier League, Norwich triumphing in the Championship, and Hull and Cheltenham bagging League One and League Two respectively.
The final leg of his accumulator is Atletico winning LaLiga, and Diego Simeone’s side appear on track to do just that.
If Atleti beat Real Valladolid at the weekend they will be crowned champions ahead of rivals Real Madrid.
But if they fail to win, Simeone, Carl and Co will require Villarreal to do them a favour against their rivals, who currently sit two points behind going into the final day.
Birmingham native Carl, who owns adult store Direct Pleasure, said: “I’m a nervous wreck at the moment.
“I almost had a heart attack when Barcelona let a goal in during the last minute the other day.
“I’ve never won a bet like this in my life and to think I could make £12,500 from 50p is amazing.
“Especially after the year I’ve had after lockdown, I do all the markets in the Midlands and they have been closed so we have not been able to work for nearly a year.
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“However the sex toy side of the business has exploded during lockdown because everyone has been stuck inside.
“Perhaps I should not have told everyone about the bet because I will have a line round the block of people wanting to borrow a few quid.
“I think the whole of Handsworth is supporting Atletico Madrid and I am delighted the final game will be happening when the pubs are back open.
“It will be the party of the year in my local The Calthorpe Arms if I win.”
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