A lucky Coral punter has hit the jackpot by winning a staggering £850,000 last month. Rather than head into the bookies (with the cool crowd! :P) to place his bet, the fortunate individual used Corals telebet service to place a £30 Heinz bet (A Heinz bet consists of 57 bets: 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 fourfolds, 6 fivefolds and a 1 sixfold accumulator – 57 bets in total) on six selections.
The selections were all running at Sandown, and were in fact he first six races of the meeting. First off was Ballymoy (15-2) in the 1.50, followed by Top Notch (5-4) in the 2.25, Altior (2-9) at 3.00, Step Back (8-1), at 3.35, Call Me Lord (7-4), Sandown 4.05 and at be not least Silverhow (9-1) in the 4.40. The actual total stake of the £30 Heinz, since it consists of so many bets was £1,710 so it wasn’t the usual small fry acca you often hear about. But then of course the payout wasn’t set to be small fry either, and as all six horses won, it came to a staggering £847,000.
The anonymous punter must be on cloud nine after scopping such a serious amount of money. A spokesperson for Coral said “Step Back in the feature, and Silverhow in the sixth and final race were the standout selections that really made this bet the spectacular success it became. The end result of the six winners was the biggest payout on a fixed-odds racing bet in Coral’s history.”
What’s the last big win you experienced? Many people of course aren’t multiple minded or interested in betting on a large number of races, but there are ways to get involved too if you’re all about the big events though. The Grand National odds for instance are often very big for some runners (due to the size of the field), and 100-1 shots have won in the past. How about a treble involving a big odds National runner, and two more modest odds selections in other races. If all three come up, you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank, without involving a mind boggling number of bets.