£1 William Hill Acca lands housewife over half a million pounds11th November 2017 / lee
There was one of the biggest ever payouts in Britain last weekend as a housewife from Sheppey decided to have a flutter and subsequently landed nearly £600,000. The winner, who has remained anonymous apparently was bored of losing the TV over the weekend to her football-loving husband and son that she decided to join them.
So after her 30-year-old son had read the fixtures for last Saturday’s domestic action in England out to her, she simply picked the teams that sounded “nice”.
It was an unorthodox yet winning approach as she landed a £574,278.41 windfall.
Carli Faulkner, 38, – manager of the William Hill branch in Leysdown-On-Sea, Kent, said: “This is the biggest winning bet I have ever handled and all for just a quid.
“It is incredible that the lady got them all up. Usually, customers laugh when they see a payout figure on the bottom of their slip like £574,000, but this just goes to show it can happen.
Remarkably eleven of the twelve selections on the winning bet, were actually outsiders, including Burnley’s win at Southampton at a price of 4/1. The only odds-on winner in the entire bet was Sheffield United taking a win over Hull.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: “Apparently, the lady’s husband had been doing the £1 weekend acca since he was 18, so 40 years of practice on football punting.
Winning bet In Full
Huddersfield to beat West Brom 6/4,
Bournemouth to beat Newcastle 5/2
Burnley to beat Southampton 4/1
Brighton to beat Swansea 15/8
Sheffield Wednesday to beat Aston Villa 5/2
Barnsley to beat Birmingham 11/8
Bolton to beat Norwich 11/5
Reading to beat Derby 16/5
Ipswich to beat Preston 8/5
Burton to beat Millwall 10/3
Nottingham Forest to beat QPR 11/10
Sheffield United to beat Hull 8/11
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