A terminally ill British man has collected nearly $10,000 after betting he could beat the odds and stay alive. According to the U.K.’s Sun newspaper, Jon Matthews, 58, bet that he could beat Mesothelioma – an aggressive form of cancer. It usually kills within months.
Only eight months ago, doctors gave Matthews until Christmas, but when New Years came, he visited an online betting site, and placed a bet. The house accepted the bet because Matthews insisted it would give him motivation to battle his illness. They gave him 50/1 odds.
In the end, he beat it. Good for him.
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