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Neath punter lands over 170,000 pounds on Football Jackpot

| 04.05.2016

A 35-year old man from Neath, Wales is more than £170,000 richer this week, after he landed leading bookmaker Coral’s unique Football Jackpot by correctly predicting the results of 15 football matches. The Swansea fan, who wishes to remain anonymous, staked just £1 on his bet online at coral.co.uk and was the sole winner of last weekend’s bet, meaning he landed £174,821.90.

Coral’s Football Jackpot is a pool bet which accumulates each weekend if the top prize is not won the week before. Last weekend, the final game on the coupon was Chelsea vs Tottenham on Monday evening and the winning punter selected a draw in that tie which proved the correct choice as the game finished 2-2, resulting in Leicester winning the title where they were 5000/1 with Britain’s bookmakers before a ball was kick this season.

The painter from Wales, who regularly plays Coral’s Football Jackpot, was delighted to be the only winner of the top prize. He said: “I still can’t believe I have managed to win the jackpot. Going into the last game, I knew I needed a draw and when Tottenham went 2-0 up, I thought it was all over. Chelsea equalised with seven minutes to go and that was the longest seven minutes of my life.

“I’m a huge Swansea fan but I’ll always be grateful to Eden Hazard who scored the equaliser. I may even get a shirt with his name on framed and put up on my wall.

“It will be nice to treat my family to a holiday with my winnings and then look to put the rest towards paying off my mortgage.”

Coral spokesman, John Hill commented: “It’s never easy predicting 15 correct football results, especially considering the number of draws last weekend. It seems quite fitting that the last result needed for our winning customer was the one which completed the fairytale season for Leicester who wrapped up the Premier League title with the draw at Stamford Bridge”

**Winning selections

Everton to beat Bournemouth

Newcastle to beat Crystal Palace

Stoke to draw with Sunderland

Watford to beat Aston Villa

West Ham to beat West Brom

Nottingham Forest to draw with Wolves

Sheffield Wednesday to beat Cardiff

Arsenal to beat Norwich

Manchester United to draw with Leicester

Southampton to beat Manchester City

Walsall to beat Fleetwood

Brighton to draw with Derby

Burnley to beat QPR

Chelsea to draw with Tottenham




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.