Who wants to be a millionaire? I (almost) do

Who wants to be a millionaire? I (almost) do  This Friday Labrokes alerted their followers on twitter to what was fast panning out to being the accumulator bets to end all accumulator bets. One lucky punter, from Dunstable, had managed to somehow find six winners in a row at royal ascot as part of their £5 eachway multi bet, with Lady Aurelia, Barney Roy, Qemah, Highland Reel, Coronet and Big Orange all romping hopein firt place.

This combination of good fortune led the lucky punter / shrewd horse racing analyst  to the position of being on the brink of winning a staggering £1,000,000 as part of their seven-fold acca. All that had to happen was for their final choice, Bound for Nowhere, a 10-1 shot, to finish in first place (or at least to place, since the bet was an each way accumulator). Unfortunately, this bet was indeed bound for nowhere and the final selection was sadly unplaced. A rather cruel close call for the punter in question as odds-on favourite Caravaggio won the 3:40pm Commonwealth Cup ascot race.

The bet was a £5 each way and 25p Super Heinz bet (total bet: £40) and so all told the punter did manage to bag £12,000. This is certainly better than nothing but he’s no millionaire as a result of this near miss! All we can hope for is that the, ultimately unlucky punter, had the good sense to lay off some of the bet on a betting exchange. That’s of course easier said than done when huge sums like this are concerned though.

Still, to end on the positive here are the winning bets that got this punter of so close to a dream win:

The six winners:

  • Lady Aurelia 7/2
  • Barney Roy 5/2
  • Qemah 5/2
  • Highland Reel 11/4
  • Coronet 7/1
  • Big Orange 8/1