A RETIRED cake factory worker has received a sweet betting windfall - £148,000 from a £2 punt.

Fred Fitton, 69, smashed enormous odds to get the win from a Betfred lottery game.

The Bolton grandad has modest plans - upgrading his camper van before heading off to Cornwall.

He said: “I suppose once the Covid travel rules end I could go anywhere but I’m not interested. I like Scotland so will be off up there a few more times now but the place I really want to visit is Cornwall because amazingly at my age I have never been.”

Dad-of-two Fred won the Irish Lotto Bonus Ball Bonanza at Betfred – picking the bonus ball in each of the three draws in a day.

He opted for numbers 34,35 and 17 after studying the stats on how often the numbers are drawn – and beat odds of 74,087/1 when they all came out.

He has been on a lucky streak since retiring from the Park Cakes plant in Daubill where he worked for 20 years initially as a forklift truck driver and then packing fruit, angel and Madeira cakes.

In the last year he’s also picked up £9,000 on the Euro Lottery – and last month £100 on the horses with Betfred.