Four Week Long 10 Fold Acca Comes in for Over £116,000

Ladbrokes acca winner with £5 stake

What’s the longest acca you’ve ever placed?

I’m not talking about the odds, but the time over which all of the events you selected took place.

For George Wood, a 22 year old from Leicestershire, he decided that he would spread his bet over 4 weeks, which must have been torture by the end – most of us pick games all on the same day or weekend, right?

Mr Wood put £5.05 on a 10-fold acca with Ladbrokes, and watched as every single selection he had made came in, despite the odds being 23,053/1.

The only problem, was that there were 13 days between the 9th and 10th games on his ticket, so he had an agonising wait of almost two weeks to find out whether his last leg, Man City vs Bournemouth, would let him down or not.

His bet in detail was as follows:

  • West Brom v Everton – Everton to win and BTTS – (4/1)
  • Peterboro v Bury – BTTS – (8/13)
  • Rochdale v Shrewsbury – BTTS – (10/11)
  • Dagenham & Redbridge v Notts County – BTTS – (8/11)
  • Man Utd v Wolfsburg – Utd to win and BTTS – (5/2)
  • Norwich v Leicester – Leicester to win and BTTS – (9/2)
  • Chelsea v Southampton – BTTS – (5/6)
  • Hamilton Academicals v Celtic – Celtic to win and BTTS – (15/8)
  • PSG v Marseille – PSG to win and BTTS – (9/4)
  • Man City v Bournemouth – Man City to win and BTTS – (13/8)

After a night of very little sleep, George watched Man City trounce Bournemouth 5-1, but the Cherries nabbed one early on so his acca was safe and the money was won – all £116,417.65 of it.

Rather irresponsibly, Mr Wood had already ordered a new car before the final game had occurred.

When discussing what else he would do with the money, George said:

“I’m putting the money to good use by paying off my mum’s debts, buying a house and taking my three-year-old son Charlie to Disneyland in Florida. Next year I aim to head off on a luxury holiday to Mexico. I plan to set up my own business and invest in the stock market too.”

I’m not sure £116,000 is going to spread as far as he thinks it is, but good luck to him.

It was also reported that George bet a whopping £1,000 on another acca, but since there has been no news of a second win, we can assume he lost that bet.

Speaking of the bet his did win though, Laddies spokesperson, Jessica Bridge, said:

“George has the patience of a saint, and his mammoth win really just shows that good things come to those who wait.”

She went on to say that Ladbrokes paid out with a smile.

Yeah I bet they did…