What do you do when you have a random few pence left in your betting account?
One William Hill punter, Jack Colquhoun of Glasgow, decided to go big and stick his odd pennies on an outrageous 15-fold acca, so even though the money he won wouldn’t be enough for him to retire on, it was still one heck of a return.
Jack can’t have been holding out much hope of a win, especially since he had backed St Mirren to beat St Johnstone. St Mirren had lost 8 of their last 9 games, and hadn’t scored away at McDiarmid Park for a staggering 9 years.
They won that day though, and as the other results came in one by one, he probably started to let himself believe.
His selections and their individual odds were as follows:
- Livingston to beat Hibernian (9/5)
- Aberdeen to beat Dundee (8/13)
- Millwall to beat Peterborough (4/9)
- Nottingham Forest to beat Swansea (8/15)
- Swindon to beat Barrow (4/9)
- Tranmere to beat Oldham (7/10)
- Dumbarton to beat Clyde (21/20)
- St Mirren to beat St Johnstone (11/5)
- Liverpool to beat Newcastle (2/5)
- Crystal Palace to beat Southampton (2/1)
- Manchester City to beat Leeds (2/7)
- Burnley to beat Watford (17/10)
- Aston Villa to beat Norwich (4/11)
- Brighton to beat Wolves (7/4)
- Bournemouth to beat Blackburn (7/5)
This gave him combined odds of 31,762/1, which are mega odds even when your stake is just 42 pence. Yep, this punter stuck their last 42p on this outrageous 15-fold acca, and turned an amount of money that wouldn’t even pay for a Mars Bar into a £13,340.30 pay day.
Hilariously, $4,446.77 of that amount was won thanks to a bet boost!
It wasn’t exactly plain sailing though.
Burnley needed two late goals to win away against Watford at Vicarage Road, which were supplied in the last 10 minutes of the game courtesy of Jack Cork and Josh Brownhill; while it was even tighter at St Mary’s, with hosts Southampton drawing 1-1 with Crystal Palace until the 92nd minute… when Wilfried Zaha fired home to save the day for Palace and Jack.
Colquhoun was so delighted with the result (and who wouldn’t be?), that he took to Twitter to show off his incredible win, which drew some astounded responses from his followers.
Have that ???????????? pic.twitter.com/4uW7CFGE6v
— Jack Colquhoun (@jackcraig1997) April 30, 2022
Some of them are a bit rude though, so consider that fair warning before you dive in and have a look.