A Paddy Power punter placed a bet back on May 12th, the final day of the 2018/19 Premier League season. The bet that had been played was a pretty optimistic 10 fold acca on the outcome of all ten Premier League games on the day.
It wasn’t until ten days later that the punter logged into their Paddy Power account to realise that they had scooped a whopping £117,485.16 from the wager.
There was some major foresight in the bet, which included a win for the relegated Cardiff away at Manchester United, a game the Bluebirds were heavy underdogs for. Cardiff got the final day success, their first win at Old Trafford since the 1950s.
The other key selections were Manchester City to win at Brighton to claim the premier League title, with Liverpool to beat Wolves at Anfield. The punter had correctly called wins for Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and West Ham.
Along with that, they had also predicted draws in Leicester v Chelsea, Southampton v Huddersfield and Spurs v Everton.
Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Like finding a winning lottery ticket down the back of the sofa, this punter hadn’t realised he was over £117,000 richer from an accumulator he had on the last day of the season.
“He predicted the result of every game, including a loss for United against Cardiff, which in hindsight could’ve been the most obvious of the lot – but didn’t find out until 10 days after the event!”
Customers in Paddy Power’s Rewards Club have the chance to bag some tickets to the final of Wimbledon this year. So there is an extra award on the horizon for the operator’s customers, a chance to get a bit of VIP treatment at SW19 this summer for the hottest tennis action in town.
Along with tickets to the Final, the bookmaker’s prize also includes two nights accommodation in London, new clothes to fit in with the swanky surroundings and there’s transportation to and from the All-England Club too.
Also tossed into the package is £1,000 spending money and a £1,000 free bet for the final.
Paddy Power’s rewards club is free to take part in, the only requirement is meeting weekly betting requirements to get in and stay in. Just make a minimum stake of £5 on sports per week to stay in the club. The Paddy Power rewards club returns up to a free £10 bet each week.
Through May 13th to June 17th, 2019 customers can qualify up to three times per week. In order to earn an entry you can do one of three things per week:
Sports: Place a min bet of £/€5+ between 00.01 on Monday and 23.59 on Sunday.
Slots: Wager a min of £/€25+ on any of our Slots (Games or Casino)between 00.01 on Monday and 23.59 on Sunday.
Retail: Earn 3 Paddy’s Reward Club stamps between 00.01 on Monday and 23.59 on Sunday.
Prize Package (for two)
Two nights accommodation
Tickets to the Wimbledon Final
Personalised tailoring experience
£/€1,000 free bet to stake on the final
£/€1,000 spending money
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.
There was a stunning win for a punter that needs to be told, in order to offer inspiration for bettors. The Paddy Power customer had placed a £10 deposit on her account ahead of the weekend and came out with a five-figure sum from it.
The woman, from Northern Ireland, had used half of her deposit on an accumulator covering the final day of the Premier League season. While that one didn’t pan out, the other £5 had gone to a horse racing each way fivefold.
That one paid out. Big. While Sunday saw a lot of upsets in the world of racing, the 25-year-old lady, placed her £2.50 EW fivefold bet (total stake £5) at 8.50am on Friday, May 10th and by 3 pm, she had pocketed a £53, 228.12 after backing winners at Market Rasen, Chester and Ascot.
The horses which had been backed were Sha La La La Lee (13.50, Chester), Final Song (14.00, Ascot), Forest Ranger (14.25, Chester), Kesia (14.35 Ascot) and the aptly named Safe Home (14.45, Market Rasen) who made sure the bet struck gold to the tune of £53,000.
The lucky punter admitted that horse racing wasn’t her thing “I wouldn’t know one end of a horse to the other, but I knew Ascot was on so I went from there and literally just picked the names of horses I was drawn to,” she explained last night.
“I didn’t know a thing until I went online this evening to see how they ran and saw my balance. I thought there had been a mistake so I logged out and logged back into my Paddy Power account again and saw it still there. I couldn’t believe it! I rang my Daddy. He couldn’t believe it either!” she laughed.
Paddy Power are launching another Finders Keeper cash giveaway on Wednesday. This is a popular little competition that they throw out there now and again and their customers don’t even have to do anything to be in line with a shot at winning.
In celebration of the US Masters 2019, they will be running a Live Show on Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday, April 10th between 7-8pm. Taking part in the show will be TV star Owen Colgan and three lucky punters who had won a previous competition to attend.
At 7 pm on Wednesday, April 10th, the bookmaker will randomly place €/£5,000 into a random customers account.
The customer has five minutes to claim the free cash and if they don’t it will be withdrawn and relocated into a different account. Also if the money is not found within 5 minutes the prize sum will be increased by up to €/£10,000 until it is claimed, up to a maximum of €/£60,000.
The cash drop will run for one hour starting at 7 pm and ending at 8 pm.
So Paddy Power customers have to keep on checking their account with 5 minutes of the money being dropped. If it’s there, it must be claimed by withdrawing some or all of the funds or by placing a bet/playing with some of the cash.
Tiger Roll created history by making it back to back Grand National wins over the weekend, causing bookmakers a headache at the office. Paddy Power announced that one customer had defied odds of 3,175/1 to land a winner on Saturday at Aintree.
The punter had played Gordon Elliott’s super stayer as part of an exhilarating fivefold parlay. Six selections had been made combined into fivefold. Aux Ptits Soins kicked things off with an 11/1 success before If The Cap Fits grabbed the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle.
Tiger Roll had gone off as 7/2 favourite in the Grand National and he didn’t disappoint in his title defence. The bet rolled on and when Chief Justice collected a win in the bet at 7/1 odds in the final race of the day on the Aintree Card, the painter had had five wins.
The sixth selection Chosen Mate, a 9/1 fifth-placed finisher earlier in the day was the only one not to deliver. The payout would have gone through the roof if he had delivered a win. The winning punter still brought in a £3,811 return.
Manchester United caused a stir on Sunday as they collected three points from a 1-0 success away at Tottenham. That was the biggest test for interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since having been brought in to revive the club’s fortunes. The former United striker arrived last December to replace Jose Mourinho.
After winning his first four Premier League games, the fog was lifted. But it was all in context because they were all victories against sides currently in the bottom half of the table. Throw in an expected win over Championship strugglers Reading in the FA Cup and Solskjaer had had a somewhat easy run of games. Then came the league trip to Spurs.
5/6 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
5/2 Mauricio Pochettino
7/1 Zinedine Zidane
10/1 Gareth Southgate
12/1 Massimiliano Allegri
16/1 Diego Simeone
* (betting odds was taken from Paddy Power on January 14th, 2019 at 2:07 pm)
Any questions that were there about Solskjaer in this test was answered. They relied on a positive counter attacking set up, not afraid to pump the ball long and use their pace. It worked for them as Marcus Rashford got the only goal of the game just before the half time break. Then it was all hands to the pump to defend.
Spurs had more than enough chances to get an equaliser and indeed win the game. They peppered the United goal in the second half, but keeper David de Gea was equal to everything. The Spaniard pulled off eleven saves in the match in total to help United secure a massive three points.
Bookmaker Paddy Power had apparently seen enough. On Sunday they paid out on bets having backed Solskjaer to be the next permanent Manchester United manager. Solskjaer was only brought into Old Trafford on a temporary basis until the end of the season. In the summer he is supposed to be going back to his other managerial job at his club Molde.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has been touted as one of the key men to get the Old Trafford job on a permanent basis. He has drifted to 5/2 to be the next United boss leaving him as the second favourite in the market. Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is a 7/1 option to be in the hot seat at the start of next season* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power on January 14th, 2019 at 2:07 pm).
Paddy Power has also produced a market for some Solskjaer Special, including guiding Manchester United to an unbeaten run for the rest of the Premier League season.
2/1 Man Utd to beat Liverpool in Old Trafford in the 2018/19 EPL
9/4 Man Utd to beat Man City in Old Trafford in the 2018/19 EPL
7/1 Man Utd to beat Liverpool & Man City in Old Trafford in the 2018/19 EPL
25/1 To go the rest of this season’s Premier League unbeaten
* (betting odds was taken from Paddy Power on January 14th, 2019 at 2:07 pm)
The three points earned at Wembley on Sunday left Manchester United in sixth place in the table, but level on points with Arsenal directly above them. The Red Devils have a six-point gap to make up to fourth-placed Chelsea. Paddy Power rate the chances of the Red Devils securing a top-four finish at 5/2* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power on January 14th, 2019 at 2:07 pm).