There is coming up with a winning bet and coming up with a winning bet in some style. A punter at Ladbrokes pulled off the latter on Tuesday after a simply astonishing wager. The lucky punter managed to produce a bet which turned 50p into a whopping £61,482.
It was through a massive 17-fold punt from matches across Europe on the night. It was a staggeringly bold and optimism wager and along the way, it needed some dramatic late action to ensure that it paid off as well. Six of the games in the bet actually, needed goals in the final ten minutes to turn them into winning selections.
Such as in the League Two Crewe v Exeter fixture, where the Railwaymen took a 1-0 lead just two minutes from time, before the Grecians somehow grabbed a 92nd-minute equaliser from Jordan Moore-Taylor before Jayden Stockley headed home a winner in the fifth minute of added time!
Aldershot needed a goal in stoppage time to get past Bromley to make sure that Both Teams To Score happened and within the seventeen selections, seven of them were BTTS options. As if that wasn’t enough, there were two cheeky match draw selections in there as well, the most obscure being an U19 duel between Man City and Inter Milan.
Aston Villa v Preston BTTS
Brentford v Birmingham – Brentford to win
Barnsley v Burton – BTTS
Middlesbrough v Hull – Boro to win
Millwall v Sheffield Wednesday – BTTS
Sheff Utd v QPR – Sheff Utd to win
Bolton v Sunderland – Bolton to win
Notts Forest v Reading – BTTS
Fleetwood v Gillingham – BTTS
Cambridge v Notts County – Cambridge to win
Barnet v Carlisle – BTTS
Crewe v Exeter – Exeter to win
Aldershot v Bromley – BTTS
Barrow v Gateshead – Draw
Bayern Munich v Besiktas – Bayern Munich to win
Man City U19 v Inter Milan U19 – Draw
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “The amount this punter has won is simply staggering, but the sheer luck involved in this acca is the real story here… three injury-time goals from around the grounds have made this the best bet we’ve seen – and probably will see – all year.”
A punter at Betfred produced a stunning acca win recently. Truck driver Anthony Croston from Wigan correctly predicted the results of 11 matches from across England and Scotland. It was a bold btt and it boiled down to a fantastic finish with one his selections, Wycombe, producing a late, late show at home over Carlisle in League Two.
The bet was pretty much going out of the window with the Chairboys trailing 2-3 at home at the 90-minute mark. However, Wycombe, who have boasted immense scoring power in League Two this season kept plugging away, despite being a man down in the game, managed to score twice in stoppage time to turn the game around and keep Croston’s bet alive.
The father of five, a slurry truck driver, beat the odds of 2,120/1 joked: “You could say where there’s muck there’s brass.”
Other sections in the winning bet were Manchester United to beat Huddersfield at odds of 1/6 and Bournemouth to beat Stoke at evens. His Championship selections were predictions that Millwall would beat Reading (2/1), Preston would triumph at home against Hull (6/5) and that Fulham would beat Nottingham Forest (4/5).
He also correctly predicted Notts County would beat Crewe at 4/5, Scunthorpe to emerge victorious over Fleetwood (7/4) and Yeovil to overcome Cambridge United also at odds of 7/4. From Scotland, there were selections of Aberdeen beating Hamilton (8/15) and Hearts winning at home against St Johnstone at 5/6.
That would have been some high tension waiting on that result from Adams Park to come in. Wycombe were already down to ten men after Luke O’Nien was sent off and they were 250/1 in play to back to go on and win the fixture late in the game. But an equaliser three minutes into stoppage time was followed up by Marcus Bean volleying the winner in the 96th minute!
Betfred boss Fred Done said: “Well done Anthony on savouring the sweet smell of success. Enjoy your holiday, the racing and boxing. I’m chuffed to bits you’re having a good time on me.”
There was a huge acca win for a punter at Sky Bet last weekend from a massive ten-selection wager, composed of teams that most people probably haven’t heard of. The punter threw a £10 stake at this big ten-fold acca and considering the obscuring of the majority of the teams it was a pretty optimistic shot at a Both Teams To Score accumulator, with sections spanning overseas leagues in Italy, Portugal, France, Romania, Switzerland, South Africa and Argentina.
The exact amount of winnings returned to the punter’s Sky Bet account was £36,055.52.
Inter Milan 1-1 Crotone
Montpellier 2-1 Angers
Benfica 5-1 Rio Ave
Orlando Pirates 2-1 Maritzburg
Metan Medias 1-2 Steaua Bucuresti
AmaZulu 2-1 Golden Arrows
Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 Admira Wacker Modling
Padova 1-1 Sambenedettese
Fermana 1-1 Santarcangelo
Atlas 1-1 Argentino de Merlo
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.
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
League Cup action rarely gets people off their chairs on a Tuesday night out of excitement, but one punter at Ladbrokes was jumping for joy after turning £5 into a staggering £36,303.23 on Tuesday night. This was achieved by them correctly predicting six Carabao Cup fixtures, with not many sides taking the competition too seriously in the early rounds.
But the punter delivered some mega bookie bashing with their wager. The punter, based in Birmingham, selected Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland and Burton Albion ALL to win, with both sides scoring in every game.
Four of those six fixtures all returned a 2-1 scoreline, however, but the bet needed some late goals to come up a winner. Four goals in the final 10 minutes of Tuesday night Carabao Cup action sealed the deal.
Crystal Palace looked to be playing out a 1-0 win over Ipswich with just six minutes left before James McArthur netted a second for the Eagles. The remarkably Ipswich got a late consolation in stoppage time to push the wager close to a win. West Brom conceded a late goal two minutes from time against Accrington while Sunderland needed an 80th minute winner to get past Carlisle which all added up to each of the six selections in the bet coming up.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “We’re still in August but this has to go down as an early contender for bet of the season. Was it luck? Was it skill? Either way our Brummie punter won’t mind and we’re delighted for him!”
Here is the winning bet in full
Match Result and Both Teams to score
Aston Villa 4-1 Wigan – 13/5
Birmingham City 1-2 Bournemouth – 29/10
Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich – 9/4
Accrington Stanley 1-3 West Brom – 13/5
Carlisle 1-2 Sunderland – 12/5
Cardiff 1-2 Burton – 12/1
£5 accumulator returned £36,303.23
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There is little better in sports betting than managing to pull off a successful acca. They can be tricky beasts to tame, but when they come up, they reward massively. For example, on Monday this week, a punter at Boylesports turned a simple €6 stake into a €12,000 windfall from horse racing.
The lucky County Kerry bettor, who has remained anonymous, placed a €3 each-way accumulator on the cards at Ayr, Worcester and Windsor on Monday. With the first four legs of the bet all coming in, including Dark Defender a 15/2 shot at Ayr and Utility an 11/2 shot at Worcester, everything was riding on Hareball at 7/2.
This was in the 9.05 at Windsor and with the backed selection winning the handicap, it took the total winnings of the pruner’s acca to €12,497.36.
Aoife Heffron of BoyleSports commented, “What better way to start the week than by taking €6 and turning it into €12,497.36 like this intuitive Kerry punter who selected five winners across Ayr, Worcester and Windsor on Monday for their each-way accumulator.”
She added: “The windfall is definitely the perfect Monday pick-me-up and we hope they enjoy their celebrations throughout the week.”
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