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Despite the credit crunch, bookies William Hill gave odds of 4-6 that Comic Relief would raise more this year than the pounds 40.
A few years back the same bookmaker offered another little wager - and even gave odds of a 1,000 to 1.
5 million to one, and even better than putting a pounds 10 stake on the Lotto draw, which Dr Johnson gave odds of just 1.