A MYSTERY betting shop punter, known only as Ken, has claimed a jackpot of more than £1m at a betting shop in Greater Manchester.

The man won £1,132,657 after gambling £480 on the Tote Scoop 6 at Betfred bookmakers in Salford.

He placed the bet last Saturday but only came forward on Wednesday afternoon when he registered for this Saturday's bonus race.

The bookmaker had put out appeals for the man to come forward, who had to claim by Thursday or lose his winnings.

Punters have to choose six winning horses from six races to win the Scoop 6 and, if he wins this bet, Ken will make a further £754,452.