But for 62-year old Peter Edwards of Wales, it's a bet that's going to allow him to retire.
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Edwards bet 50 pounds (about $80) that his 18-month old grandson would grow up to play for the Welsh national football (soccer) team. 14.5 years later, that bet paid off, as 16-year old Harry Wilson made his debut for the Welsh team last night.
When he placed the bed, he got 2,500 to 1 odds that his grandson would ever play for the Welsh national team.
The bet paid off, netting Edwards 125,000 pounds, or just over $200,000.
Pretty good foresight on Grandpa's part.