Lucky losers get Christmas Bonus from Paddy Power19th December 2017 / lee
The Paddy Power Rewards Club was offering a huge mega draw prize recently and from it, two extremely lucky punters walked off with a £10,000 free bet each in their pocket. The punters had qualified by placing five £10 sports bets (or £50 in slot games) in a single week.
The free bets had to be used up on the weekend, and one winner, a punter from York threw it on a Leicester and Chelsea double in the Premier League. But the early kick off curse thwarted him as the Foxes were crushed 3-0 at the King Power by a resurgent Crystal Palace. In what was no consolation whatsoever, Chelsea won their game 1-0 at home over Southampton.
The other recipient of the £10,000 free bet was a punter from London who just backed Tottenham at 5/1 odds to be the first team this season in the top flight to beat the Manchester City juggernaut. It never even came close to happening as City ran out 4-1 winners. So with both punters unsuccessful with their massive free bets, and stake from free bets not being able to be kept, of course, they both came up empty handed.
Well, not quite. Because Paddy Power didn’t want to leave either of them suffering from disappointments, the bookmaker stumped up the £10,000 stake for each of them anyway, in hard cash on their accounts.
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