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Sheerness punter bags over 300k on Coral’s Football Jackpot

| 12.01.2016

A 21-year old man from Sheerness, Kent, is more than £300,000 richer this week, after he landed leading bookmaker Coral’s unique Football Jackpot by correctly predicting the results of 15 football matches. The punter, who staked his £96 bet online at, was the sole winner of last weekend’s bet, meaning he landed £306,139.60.

Coral’s Football Jackpot is a pool bet which accumulates each weekend if the top prize is not won the week before, and this jackpot had rolled over for 12 weeks.

The Derby fan, who regularly plays the Football Jackpot, was delighted to be the only winner of the top prize. He said: “It’s a fantastic start to the New Year and it has come at a great time for me as I am in the process of moving house. I’m going to help my Dad with his mortgage and also try to have a nice holiday somewhere soon.”

“When I was looking through the games before the weekend, the one which I had a really good feeling about was Oxford who were up against Swansea. I really fancied an upset in that game and it proved to be the case,” added the 21-year old.

Coral spokesman John Hill commented:  “It’s never easy predicting 15 correct football results, especially on a FA Cup weekend where there are always a few shocks in there so we really have to tip our hats to our sole winner who could not have asked for a better start to 2016.”

**Winning selections

Bournemouth to beat Birmingham

Stoke to beat Doncaster

Eastleigh to draw with Bolton

Huddersfield to draw with Reading

Hull to beat Brighton

Manchester City to beat Norwich

Crystal Palace to beat Southampton

Watford to beat Newcastle

West Ham to beat Wolves

Sevilla to beat Athletic Bilbao

Oxford to beat Swansea

Tottenham to draw with Leicester

Atletico Madrid to beat Celta Vigo

Eibar to beat Espanyol



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.