ADenise Coates loved nothing more than hunting the sport's results of the day, while she worked as a time in the smallest smoke full-time contest.
Staffordshire's former scholastic student had been welcome for numbers, and soon the family's modest book chain worked.
On Wednesday, it emerged that the merchant based on Bet365 from Portakabin, overlapping Stoke on Trent's original paw shop, paid his record £ 265 million as an annual salary with dividends.
It makes Britain's highest paid administration and means that its family's real value exceeds £ 6 billion.
But the five-year-old mother of five believes her success that it is 17 years old …