Economy

Grandfather hits N8.7million 4 years after betting

Grandfather hits N8.7million 4 years after betting

Cook didn't feature against the Netherlands, but his substitute appearance against the Azzurri is set to land his grandfather what William Hill have confirmed as the second largest "payout of this type" they've ever made.

In 2014, Trevor Burlingham stuck a huge chunk on his grandson turning out for England before his 26th birthday, at 33/1.

At the time of the bet, Cook was struggling to break into the first team at Leeds United, even though he had represented England beginning at the under-16 level.

England played out a 1-1 draw with Italy at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night, in a game which saw Lewis Cook make his global debut.

Cook did not make an appearance then, but won his first senior cap for England against Italy in the final friendly before Gareth Southgate names his provisional World Cup squad.

More news: UConn leads Notre Dame at the half, 41-34

The Bournemouth central midfielder captained the England U20 side to glory at the 2017 Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup in South Korea last summer, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin's winning goal edging the Three Lions past Venezuela in the final.

Cook had been called up to the squad by Gareth Southgate in November for an worldwide friendly with Brazil, however he did not receive any playing time much to the disappointment of Burlingham.

While Harry Wilson, who recently scored his first senior worldwide goal, earned his grandfather Peter Edwards a cool £125,000 after his maiden cap for Wales in 2013.

Edwards had wagered 50 pounds at the odds of 2,500/1 when Wilson was just a toddler.


  • Get involved to stop child abuse

    Get involved to stop child abuse

    Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone, has ordered a "serious incident" review of the management of a complex child abuse case. One way to become involved is to simply talk about the issue of child abuse in our community.
    General Electric (NYSE:GE) Holdings Lowered by Capital City Trust Co. FL

    General Electric (NYSE:GE) Holdings Lowered by Capital City Trust Co. FL

    Citigroup Inc increased its stake in Owens Ill Inc (OI) by 3549.06% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tigress Financial reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of General Electric in a research report on Thursday , December 28th.
    Serbia defeat punctures Nigeria World Cup hype

    Serbia defeat punctures Nigeria World Cup hype

    The 1994 Africa Cup of Nations victor went on to comment on the friendlies against Poland and Serbia, stating all lapses will be corrected.
  • Afghan govt. offers to recognise Taliban as political group

    Previous peace talks offers have not stopped attacks by the Taliban , who have yet to respond to the offer. In return the Taliban would need to recognise the Afghan government and respect the rule of law.
    Napoli, Lazio results build Serie A excitement

    Napoli, Lazio results build Serie A excitement

    Josip Ilicic grabbed a hat trick while Bryan Cristante and Alejandro Gomez were also on target as Atalanta thumped Verona 5-0. And two goals in stoppage time from Leonardo Pavoletti and Nicolo Barella gave Cagliari a 2-1 win at Benevento.
    Remembering Sridevi: Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and others pay tribute

    Remembering Sridevi: Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and others pay tribute

    Not only her acting, movies, dance or expressions, even her married life with Boney Kapoor has been in the discussions always. Mumbai: It was full State honours for Sridevi - the last remains wrapped up in the Tricolour - as Mumbai froze in time.
  • In Cong rejig, Rahul Gandhi gives Ashok Gehlot key post

    In Cong rejig, Rahul Gandhi gives Ashok Gehlot key post

    The move is seen as a timely action by Rahul Gandhi, to close the subject on who will lead the party into elections, come winter. Additionally, Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Deb, also a member of Rahul Gandhi's inner team, was appointed chief of the Mahila Congress.
    Pitching Stocks: Barrick Gold Corporation, (NYSE: ABX)

    Pitching Stocks: Barrick Gold Corporation, (NYSE: ABX)

    Havens Advisors has invested 9.58% in Straight Path Communications Inc. ( NYSE :VZ) on Friday, April 21 to "Hold" rating. The Barrick Gold Corporation exchanged hands with 8370851 shares compared to its average daily volume of 13.58M shares.
    Spurs' Mauricio Pochettino: Expectations for Dele Alli too high

    Spurs' Mauricio Pochettino: Expectations for Dele Alli too high

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that expectations are now too high regarding the development of Dele Alli . It's a lot of pressure on his shoulders and not always can he act how the people and the society expect.
  • IShares MSCI Italy Capped ETF (EWI) Rises 0.63% for Mar 30

    IShares MSCI Italy Capped ETF (EWI) Rises 0.63% for Mar 30

    Virtu Financial LLC bought a new stake in iShares MSCI Italy ETF during the 4th quarter valued at about $286,000. Mandatum Life Insurance Co Ltd lifted its position in Ishares Msci Indonesia Etf by 18.5% in the 4th quarter.
    Jets Sign RB Thomas Rawls

    Jets Sign RB Thomas Rawls

    The Jets are adding depth to their roster, especially to the running back position where they now have seven at the spot. The Jets announced the signings of linebacker Neville Hewitt and running back Thomas Rawls on Friday.
    Vardy wants clarity on VAR confusion

    Vardy wants clarity on VAR confusion

    Jamie Vardy was on target for England as they drew with Italy 1-1 in their latest worldwide friendly at Wembley. They don't want to go to VAR all the time to change the decision they have made, so it's all about practice".