A Ladbroke’s punter has one hell of a success story to tell his mates down the pub this week. The lucky Manchester man turned water into wine by placing a less than ‘beer money’ bet of just 50p on a seemingly outlandish 17-fold football accumulator. The bet was a mix of match results and both teams to score and covered matched from various leagues. As the saying goes though, you’ve got to be in it to win it and he indeed benefited from that attitude, to the tune of a very healthy £61,000. It’s not everyday you manage to multiply your stake by a mind boggling 122,000 times now is it!
As you can imagine, getting 17 results up doesn’t come without a few ‘flying by the seat of your pants’ moments. Two sticking point fixtures were threatening to crash the party in the form of Exeter trailing 1-0 at Crewe (the punter needed an Exeter win) and Aldershot 1-0 down to Bromley (where he needed the final result to be a draw). In something of a ‘someones looking out for him’ moment though, the bet came good courtesy of unbelievable 92nd and 95th minutes goals in the Exeter game (thanks to Taylor-Moore and Stockley), as well as a 92nd minute equaliser in the Aldershot match.
A Ladbroke’s representative had this to say about this punter’s good fortune: “The amount this punter has won is simply staggering, but the sheer luck involved in this acca is the real story here”.
He went on to predict that it may well be the best result of 2018. Check out the full acca below: