A lucky Ladbrokes punter has turned £2 into £505,984.88 after correctly predicting eighteen football results that included two 95th-minute winners. This must be seen to be believed, trust me.
The person involved placed the 18-fold, 252,991/1 accumulator across last weekend's League One, League Two and international fixtures.
As injury-time loomed, things were looking bleak, with Colchester, Mansfield and Mauritania either behind or level in their respected games – not to mention Spain, who were drawing 1-1 against Albania with 90 minutes on the clock.
Then, in a quite remarkable sequence of events, there was a host of late drama in what can only be described as the luckiest, and greatest, bet in recent memory. Here's how it went down.
A @Ladbrokes customer turned £2 into £505,984.88 yesterday, correctly predicting EIGHTEEN football results.— Alex Apati (@LadsAlex) March 27, 2022
Their acca included:
2x 95th minute winners
1x 92nd minute winner
1x 90th minute winner
Without a doubt the best bet I’ve ever seen.
As described by Ladbrokes PR man Alex Apati on social media, the punter's bet included one 90th-minute winner, one 92nd-minute winner and two 95th-minute winners.
League Two side Colchester kept the bet alive after the 3pm kick-off's with a 1-0 win against Tranmere after Junior Tschamadeu bagged a dramatic 95th-minute winner.
Another League Two side, Mansfield Town, then picked up all three points on their travels to Boundary Park as George Lapslie's goal in the 95th-minute gave Nigel Clough's side a 2-1 win.
And then came a 90th-minute winner from Spain's hero of the hour, Dani Olmo, who helped La Roja secure victory in their friendly against Albania.
Dani Olmo hits a 90th-minute winner as Spain beat Albania 2-1 🎯 pic.twitter.com/5WLZqSUANw— LiveScore (@livescore) March 26, 2022
With all looking promising ahead of the final fixtures, the 18-fold bet would eventually hinge on whether Mauritania could beat Mozambique. What happened next is truly remarkable, even for this lucky punter's standards.
Just out check out the full Twitter thread below.
Late drama at Colchester kept the bet alive after the 3pms… pic.twitter.com/53123OTqo1— Alex Apati (@LadsAlex) March 27, 2022
…as did this winner for Mansfield. pic.twitter.com/mfbNIuh7cl— Alex Apati (@LadsAlex) March 27, 2022
Then came a 90th minute winner for Spain v Albania (who scored an 85th minute equaliser with their first shot on target) pic.twitter.com/XApvUhVZsk— Alex Apati (@LadsAlex) March 27, 2022
And, quite literally, saving the best ‘til last…— Alex Apati (@LadsAlex) March 27, 2022
7pm kick-off. Mauritania look to be seeing out a 1-0 win v Mozambique. Mozambique score a 90th minute equaliser. 92nd minute, Mauritania free-kick, goalmouth scramble. Goal. pic.twitter.com/0VyQ1CG0Wb
Here she is. The half-a-million-pound-winning goal. pic.twitter.com/NdZvmEv5GL— Alex Apati (@LadsAlex) March 27, 2022
And if you want to see the late drama from those League Two clashes involving Colchester and Mansfield, then we have got you covered.
Last minute limbs! 🙌— Quest (@QuestTV) March 26, 2022
What a way to score your first goal, 1⃣8⃣-year old Junior Tchamadeu with a brilliant 9⃣5⃣th minute winner for @ColU_Official 💯#EFLonQuest - Tonight at 9pm #EFL #ColU
Stream free on demand with @discoveryplusUK: https://t.co/5BVoLkNVTM pic.twitter.com/0kHwVr1Uww
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Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Mansfield Town/Quest