Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gambling your life...

Gambling is not good. So learnt king Yudhisthir as his love for gambling got him into extreme trouble. Many present day cricketers have also learnt the same lesson the hard way. But not all gambling is bad, or so it seems.

Jon Mathews age 59, decided to bet his life (literally)when he was diagnosed with Cancer in 2006 and told that that he had just a few months to live. He placed three bets that he would be alive in June 2008,June 2009 and June 2010. He has collected the first two bets and will collect the third one, in June 2010.

The company which took on the bet says that they have never done such a thing but decided to go ahead as it would give Jon additional incentive to battle his illness. They also say that they are only too happy to make this particular payment.

So what is Jon doing with his winnings? He plans to give it to charity!

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