Football punter lands £374,000 payout for a £1 ‘bet of a lifetime’
Injury time goal clinched seven-fold correct score acca
A football fan from Liverpool is celebrating after he won more than £374,000 for just a £1 stake on a seven match correct score accumulator last weekend.
The incredible bet, placed at the Coral shop in Breck Road, Liverpool, included matches played in England, Italy, Sweden and Portugal. In one of the selected games, Sporting Lisbon scored a penalty in the 92nd minutes in order for the match to finish 2-0. The Portuguese side were being held 0-0 with just seven minutes to go.
In another match, featuring Inter Milan, Achraf Hakimi also scored in the 92nd minute of the fixture, while Romelu Lukaku had a goal disallowed in the Serie A contest which helped ensure the bet was not a losing one.
The customer, a locally based man in his fifties who wishes to remain anonymous, said about his win: “After the first two results came in and I realised the bet was still alive, I began to follow the other matches, and it wasn’t easy following the results from around Europe, especially as each one became a winner, I got more and more nervous.”
“There were late goals in a couple of the games, which only added to the nerves, and when the seventh result came in, I couldn’t believe it, and even when I checked with the staff in the shop and they confirmed it was a winning bet, I had to pinch myself!”
“I didn’t get much sleep for a couple of nights, and even now it’s only just sinking in. This is a life changing amount, and while we’ll be investing lots of it, we’ll also celebrate in style.”
“I do follow the football around Europe, and I like to place a £1 bet on the football most weekends, sometimes it’s just a double or treble, but last weekend for some reason these seven matches all caught my eye, but I could never have imagined winning so much money, this really is my bet of a lifetime,” he added.
Coral spokesman John Hill added: “This is one of the most extraordinary winning accumulators you are ever likely to see. The plucky punter from Liverpool has gone across Europe to find seven correct scores and has been rewarded with a huge pay-out for just a £1 stake.”
“What makes this accumulator even more incredible is that Inter Milan and Sporting Lisbon have both scored late into stoppage time in their respective matches to keep the bet alive. It must have been a rollercoaster ride for the punter over the weekend,” he added.
Winning bet details
£1 correct score accumulator (seven-fold)
Manchester City 2-0 Crystal Palace 5/1 (1st May, 12:30) Sirius 1-1 Kalmar 24/5 (1st May, 14:00) Hammarby 1-1 Hacken 11/2 (1st May, 16:30) Inter Milan 2-0 Crotone 6/1 (1st May, 17:00) Chelsea 2-0 Fulham 5/1 (1st May, 17:30) AC Milan 2-0 Benevento Calcio 13/2 (1st May, 19:45) Sporting Lisbon 2-0 Nacional Madeira 17/4 (1st May, 20:30)
Total return: £374,078.25