The dream of being a parent is that one of your offspring will eventually strike it rich, and you'll get to spend the rest of your life on a beach somewhere. But apparently that's not the ONLY way to capitalize on their success.
Fifteen years ago, a guy named Peter Edwards had a feeling his 18-month-old grandson Harry would be a good athlete . . . because he saw him chasing a soccer ball around the living room. Which just SOUNDS like something a grandparent would think. Right?
And most people would say this next part just goes to show that Peter had a bit of a GAMBLING problem back then. Because he decided to call his bookie and place an $80 bet with 2,500-to-1 odds that Harry would one day make the Welsh soccer team.
But now Peter would like to tell all you naysayers to SHUT THE HELL UP. Because on Tuesday, 16-year-old Harry Wilson came in as a substitute in a World Cup qualifier against Belgium, and became the youngest player to ever make the squad.
Meaning that Peter got to collect on his bet . . . and took home just over 200 GRAND. Which is enough for him to retire a year early. In fact, he told his boss beforehand that if Harry came into the game on Tuesday, he was going to QUIT.
And he says now that he's $200,000 richer, he plans to never work another day in his life.
More here: http://bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24555555