Lucky Punter Wins £230,000 From £5 Bet On 21-Team Accumulator
A lucky William Hill punter is nearly £230,000 better off after putting a fiver on a 21-fold accumulator.
The gambling man, in his mid-40s, well and truly hit the jackpot when Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 3-1 last weekend.
After putting £5 on the bloke scooped £229,246.71 (the pence is important) but only after every single one of his 21 teams came in and what're the chances of that, eh?
Well, this anonymous fella's luck was certainly in because as well as Real Madrid winning, the previous 20 games he predicted came in as well.
According to Daily Record, the lad from Essex's biggest-priced picks were Scotland at 7-5 to beat Cyprus and Morton to beat Arbroath at the same odds.
Karen Heapy, shop manager at William Hill's South Ockendon branch, told the publication: "Usually customers laugh when they see a payout figure on the bottom of their slip with hundreds of thousands on it, but this just goes to show it can happen."
Rupert Adams, spokesman for the bookies, said: "This chap will be having a cracking Christmas and I am delighted for him as it's really going some landing a bet like that."
We wonder whether he's going to go to work like Sean Doyle from County Down, Northern Ireland, did when he bagged himself £4.2 million from an £8 bet.
Mr Doyle placed the bet on Paddy Power's online game Mars Attacks - scooping up the biggest online win in the company's history.
But instead of going absolutely f**king bananas as the quids rolled in - which obviously he should have done - he went to bed and got well rested before his 9am start in the kitchen at the Artisan Cookhouse.
In hospitality, Valentine's Day is one of the busiest of the year, which for some would be all the more reason to sack it off, but Mr Doyle didn't want to let down his colleagues.
The 33-year-old said: "I watched it until it reached about £1m on the count thing and I switched off my phone. I couldn't look. When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes after I saw the final amount!"
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