From Ananova, some short time before England’s traumatic but predictable exit on penalties against Portugal:
A man has bet £200,000 in cash on England to win the World Cup.
If England become World Champions he will win a world record pay-out of £1.2million.
The gambler, an Arab in his 40s, went to the William Hill in London's Park Lane two days before the tournament began with a Fortnum and Mason hamper holding £50,000.
He bet on England at 6-1.
It took staff 30 minutes to count the money which was all in £50 notes reports The Sun.
The next day the punter returned with two hampers with a total of £100,000. And he came back again on day three with another hamper with £50,000, making his total bet £200,000.
A spokesman for William Hill said: "Our eyes popped out when we opened up the first hamper. When he came back on the second day with £100,000 it took over an hour to count it."
I can only think that he was trying to make some sort of artistic statement, a la the KLF.