You Bet! Teenager loses £2,000 loan backing Remain, plus five more crazy wagers

You Bet! Teenager loses £2,000 loan backing Remain, plus five more crazy wagers
5. Food for thought
4. Running for money
3. You can bet your life on it
2. What a tit!
1. Your money or your wife!

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Teenager Peter Johnston believed so strongly Remain would win the EU referendum he bet his entire student loan on the outcome, a total of £2,000.

The 19-year-old, who is studying Economics and Finance at Strathclyde University, had never previously placed a bet larger than £10.

At odds of 1/7, he stood to gain only £286 had the vote gone in his favour. Instead, the Leave result left him crying into his Student Union beer.

But this got us thinking about some other bonkers bets because, after all, if we daft enough to place that wager, surely others must have been equally reckless.

And indeed they have been, as this gallery proves...