Because of a bet made in 2003, the charity won $154,440 when Federer defeated Andy Murray in the Wimbledon final.
According to Oxfam, Nicholas Newlife bet that Federer would win seven Wimbledon titles before 2020. When Newlife died three years ago, he left his estate – including some outstanding bets – to the organisation. [...]
Mr Newlife, of Tackley, Oxon, died in 2009 with no family and friends and left his worldly belongings to the Oxfam charity – including the betting slip.
He was a recluse and asked neighbours to place bets for him because he was convinced bookies had worked out his system.