When Leicester City won the Premier League title in 2015-16, bookmakers lost around £25 million after 5000-1 was the bet valuation ahead of the season. Few fans drunk had jokingly predicted a title win for the Foxes, and they earned mega bucks once the season ended. It was a dream affair!
If that was for the season, another amazing story has come up for the ongoing campaign, and this time, it is even more extraordinary. A 59-year old British citizen pocketed nearly £575,000 from a £1 accumulator.
The woman correctly went on to predict the results of 12 games across several leagues in England, and the final nail in the coffin was Bournemouth’s dramatic 92nd minute winner against Newcastle at St James’ Park last weekend.
According to Kent Online, the bet was placed at a William Hill store, and the winner made her decisions based on the teams that sounded pretty to her ears. The lady had no interest in the sport whatsoever, but miracles do happen.
The shop’s manager, Carli Faulkner, went on to say that this was the biggest sum she had ever paid out, and that it is an incredible feat. She was quoted as saying: “This is the biggest win I have ever handled and all for just a quid. It is incredible that the woman got them all up. This just goes to show it can happen.”
12 football teams were picked out on the accumulator, with 11 of the winner’s selections being the underdog teams whom the odds were against. And remarkably, she got them spot on. The unnamed punter was watching the game with her husband and son, and generally places bets when with them as an added investment.
This has been going on for six years now, as confirmed by William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams, who stated: “Apparently, her husband had been doing the £1 weekend accumulator since he was 18. She started doing the same bet six years ago. She certainly had Lady Luck on her side as her hubby had never won anything like that.”
Story via: Sport Bible
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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