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Online Coral customer scoops over 500k for just two pounds

| 21.05.2014

A Manchester-based punter had extra reason to celebrate his birthday this week, after he scooped more than £500,000 for just a £2 bet on his big day. The 58-year-old warehouse manager, who wishes to remain anonymous, won the £507,702.84 jackpot whilst playing an online slot machine with on Monday, and in a further twist, he had recently been made redundant from his job, but now plans to retire early on the proceeds of his life changing win.

The customer said: “I had recently lost my job and been offered another role with the company on a short term contract and a significantly lower salary, but now I can hand in my notice and enjoy an early retirement thanks to this windfall.”

“The most I had ever won before was a few hundred pounds, so when Coral got in touch to confirm the win was correct, to say I was gobsmacked is an understatement. Top of my to do list will be treating my two grand-daughters to a surprise holiday in Florida, thanks to what I can say with certainty was the best birthday present I’ve ever had!” he added.

Coral spokesman David Stevens said: “We are delighted our customer has won what will genuinely be a life changing amount, allowing him to take early retirement and remove the pressure of redundancy, although we hope he will settle for just a birthday card from us next year!”




John Hill

John is the newest member of the PR team having joined in April 2014. In his previous role he worked as a broadcaster where he could be heard building up to the action in horse racing, greyhounds and a range of sports.
As a PR manager he will be responsible for Coral's news website providing the latest market movers, as well as various other media relations, including Box Nation and RPGTV.
John is a proud Rochdale fan having been born in the town which has produced the likes of Gracie Fields and Lisa Stansfield.