It might not be the biggest acca win in terms of prize money, but in terms of the size of the acca itself this one blows most others out of the water.
Christmas came early for the unnamed bettor from Suffolk, when he placed just £5.00 on a 20 fold football accumulator with BetVictor the week before Santa was due to drop down the chimney.
The last weekend of football for the year would turn that £5.00 stake into £223,145.65, after all twenty predictions came through, ending when Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Burnley sealed the deal.
The actual amount won was just over £207,740.51 at combined odds of 41,548/1, but a Price Promise promotion Bet Victor was running upped the total by another £15,405.14.
Talk about cashing in on your luck!
The 26 year old punter seemed like he had his head screwed on too; he remained anonymous and is quoted as saying:
“I intend to pay off some of the mortgage, and the presents for the family might just be a bit bigger than normal this Christmas.”
A spokesman from BetVictor said they had ‘never seen luck like it’, and when you learn how the bet was won you will understand why.
FOUR Last Minute Winners
As so often seems to be the case with these big wins, the bet came close to being lost, with not one but four different fixtures going the lucky punter’s way in the dying moments of the game.
One lucky punter hit the jackpot yesterday – landing an incredible 20-fold accumulator.
— BetVictor (@BetVictor) December 19, 2016
The bet got off to a flying start, with 6 selections coming in no problem.
Man Utd gave him his first bump in the road, with an 88th minute goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic keeping his bet alive and making it 7, but there were four more games along the way which pushed things even further – not to mention the very last one.
The games he bet on spanned the Premier League, the Championship, and League 1, but those that really must have made him panic were:
- Leeds 1-0 Brentford (89th minute goal)
- Sheff Wednesday 1-0 Rotherham (94th minute goal)
- Blackburn 2-3 Reading (92nd minute winner)
- Birmingham 1-2 Brighton (95th minute winner)
The temptation to cash out before the final game must have been enormous, especially when Spurs went 1-0 down in the 22nd minute. Although they equalised quickly, only a win would see the bet come in, and he had to wait until well into the second half for that.
The 71st minute of the game was when Danny Rose struck home, and Tottenham managed to hang onto their lead until the final whistle was blown, no doubt triggering a massive sigh of relief from the fella who had just won hundreds of thousands of pounds, too.