Dean Clay Bags £93,000 from Winning 14-fold acca at 46,000/1

A lucky punter by the name of Dean Clay joined the ranks of huge acca winners in February of 2015, when he stuck £2 on a 14-fold accumulator in his local Coral, in Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh.

A regular football bettor, Dean would usually place three £2 bets each week and take part in Coral’s football coupon, then enjoy the sport over the weekend.

The other 13 games all took place on the Saturday, but by the time the final game on the betslip came around on the Sunday, he couldn’t bring himself to watch, so he went to play golf instead.

He did check the score though, and seeing Burnley 2-0 up after half an hour Dean understandably wrote the bet off as a loser, as he had backed a draw. He made it to the 16th hole before he was tempted to look again, and saw the full time result.

His bet was as follows, with winners in bold, and where both teams in bold represents a draw:

  •  Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea (4/1)
  • Middlesbrough 3-1 Charlton Athletic (4/11)
  • Derby 4-1 Bolton (4/7)
  • Bristol Rovers 2-1 Lincoln City (4/6)
  • Preston 1-0 Coventry (4/6)
  • Barnet 2- 1 Woking (8/11)
  • QPR 0-1 Southampton (5/6)
  • Swansea 1-1 Sunderland (11/5)
  • Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Cardiff (11/5)
  • Wigan Athletic 1-3 Bournemouth (1/1)
  • Crystal Palace 1-0 Leicester (7/4)
  • MK Dons 0-0 Bristol City (11/5)
  • Millwall 1-3 Huddersfield Town (6/4)
  • Burnley 2-2 West Brom (11/5)

West Brom had nabbed one back in injury time at the end of the first half, then scored again in the 67th minute to make the score 2-2, and hung on until the end.

A Bonus on Top

Coral Bookie Acca Win Dean Clay

Any readers with a particularly impressive head for maths will have already spotted that the combined odds in the list above would actually only add up to a payout of £69,882, but due to a promotional bonus that Dean didn’t even know about, his win was boosted.

He didn’t find out that was going to be the case until he took his betslip into the shop the next day with his wife, and their legs almost gave way when the staff member at the counter told him.

He said:

“The only slight inclination I had about the bonus was that someone on Twitter said you may be in line for a bonus on a win of that size but I didn’t think any more of it.”

He and his wife had just put an offer in for a house and were also expecting their first child, so most of the money went to reducing their repayments and getting things ready for the baby, but Mr Clay did say he planned to treat family and friends as well.

On behalf of Coral, Nicola McGeady said:

“To predict 14 correct outcomes is a fantastic achievement and we couldn’t have asked for a worthier winner than Mr Clay.”

The timing couldn’t have been much better either.