Punter Misses Out On £292,000 After Cashing Out On Insane £5 Bet

A football fan ended up missing the incredible opportunity to win £292,000 after cashing out his bet before the full-time results came through.

Mike Newman took to Twitter to post a picture of his seven-fold accumulator that he had with Sky Bet.

Sure, he placed a £5 bet and cashed out at £5,710.25, but it's like one of those 'here's what you could have won' moments.

Here are the seven matches that the punter betted on and his predictions (which all turned out to be correct, of course):

  • 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)


Of course, the tweet has ended up going viral and users have offered their two cents on the punter's bad luck.

What's your worst accumulator story?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: MikeNewman/PA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

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