One fortunate punter couldn’t believe his luck when his £1 seven-fold acca came in, landing him almost £375,000. The customer placed the exact score bet in a Coral branch in Liverpool and I’m sure even in his wildest dreams he couldn’t quite believe the outcome. Such was his disbelief that he had the bookies staff go over the results one by one, as he struggled to take in the reality of his substantial win.
At one point it was looking like his bet was going to fall just short, with a goal still needed at 92 minutes by Sporting Lisbon (which he was gifted via a penalty) and another by Inter Milan against Benevento (which also then occurred in the 92nd minute).
The happy man declared: “After the first two results came in and I realised the bet was still alive, I began to follow the other matches, and it wasn’t easy following the results from around Europe, especially as each one became a winner, I got more and more nervous.”
“There were late goals in a couple of the games, which only added to the nerves, and when the seventh result came in, I couldn’t believe it, and even when I checked with the staff in the shop and they confirmed it was a winning bet, I had to pinch myself!”
“I do follow the football around Europe, and I like to place a £1 bet on the football most weekends, sometimes it’s just a double or treble, but last weekend for some reason these seven matches all caught my eye, but I could never have imagined winning so much money, this really is my bet of a lifetime.”
It has to be said that it’s incredibly fortuitous that a seven game exact score accumulator bet would come in, but this goes to show that these things do happen from time to time.
A Coral spokesman added: “This is one of the most extraordinary winning accumulators you are ever likely to see.”
The option of cash out winnings during both single and multiple bets has grown in popularity in recent years. Who doesn’t want the option to cut a bet short and still be quids in as result? Of course though, for every plus side there is a minus, and the best argument against cashing out or laying off a bet is that you’re potentially missing out on a big win either on this cash out or a future one.
A recent extreme example of this is a football accumulator. Twitter user Mike Newman decided to share his woes (and I suppose good fortune!) with the world, by announcing that he’d cashed out of a seven-fold football acca. While he managed to turn his measly £5 bet into an impressive £5,710.25 the day could’ve gone better, much better in fact.
These are the seven bets that made up the Sky Bet customer’s accamulator bet:
- Sheffield United vs Barnet (win)
- Preston North End vs Doncaster Rovers (win)
- QPR vs Leeds United (win)
- Fulham vs Oldham Athletic (win)
- Millwall vs Hull City (win)
- Sevilla vs Atlético Madrid (draw)
- Newport County vs Leicester City (win)
and so what would Mr Newman’s windfall have been if he’d let his bet ride? An eye watering £292,000. Where’s that iffy Internet connection when you need it?