January 2005 Bookmakers are slicing the chances on Britons living to 100 in the midst of fears of payouts totalling millions of pounds, it risen today Paul Khanna, 32, from Finchley, north London, has wager 1, at 10,000,000-1, on him coming to 127,

January 2005
Bookmakers are slicing the chances on Britons living to 100 in the midst of fears of payouts totalling millions of pounds, it risen today
Paul Khanna, 32, from Finchley, north London, has wager £1, at 10,000,000-1, on him coming to 127, while American John Richardson has wager £50 at 10,000-1 that he will father a youngster in his hundredth year
Aside from the more impossible gambles, bookmakers William Slope have paid out almost £20,000 on centenarian wagers in the last maybe a couple months
Hill’s representative Rupert Adams said: “Since these payouts we have been looking in to the potential liabilities for our centenarian wagers what’s more, so far we have recognized potential liabilities of £35,000 in 2005 alone
“They incorporate a punter from Sussex whose two youngsters will get checks for £10,000 each on the off chance that their father makes it to 100 on July 8 ”
Odds slashed
He said: “There are too wagers of £10,000 what’s more, £5,000 both of which move toward becoming payable in June At the point when we to begin with begun advertising these wagers individuals extremely once in a while made it to 100 be that as it may it appears to be coming more of an ordinary event what’s more, I can’t see us being anything like as liberal with our chances in the future
“If Paul Khanna called us today I question we would give him more than 1,000,000-1 – that said, £10 million might not be such a immense total in 100 a long time time ”
On January 2, Arthur Best, from Welshpool, south Ridges won £7,370 on his 100th birthday while in November last year Jennifer Strover of Sudbury, Suffolk, gathered more than £12,000 after she put a wager that her mother-in-law Rosalind would make it to 100

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