Cheltenham 2017 punter lands £250k win at Ladbrokes19th March 2017 / lee
We had some thrilling results at the Cheltenham Festival 2017 and there have been plenty of big winners emerging from the top action at Prestbury Park. Ladbrokes announced over the weekend that they had paid out on a £250k win to one punter who had a cracking final day of action from the Festival.
The 67 year old factory worker, had placed a Lucky 31 bet at £1 each-way at Ladbrokes, backing Arctic Fire in the County Hurdle at 22/1, Penhill in the Albert Bartlett at 14/1, Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter at 22/1, and Champagne Classic in the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle at 25/1.
It could have been so much better for him too because he would have been looking at a million pound payout if Dodging Bullets had won the final race of the Cheltenham Festival 2017.
The punter, who remained anonymous, told Ladbrokes: “I love my racing and always like to have a bet during the Cheltenham Festival. I don’t bet much, but when I do, it’s always on outsiders and each-way as well. I was watching the racing in my local Ladbrokes shop and when I realised that my bet could come in, I couldn’t stand to watch anymore so I left.”
He continued: “As soon as I realised that I won this amount of money, I was ecstatic, but it hasn’t quite sunk in yet, my heart’s still pounding. My wife has always wanted a bungalow and now we can buy one and make the dream happen.”
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “In a week where bookmakers emerged as the winners, this one punter made sure we didn’t get away scot-free. However, after making some incredible predictions, we couldn’t be happier to pay the winnings to a lifelong racing fan.”
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