LAD Wins Over 800k From £19 Bet On Five Horses
You know what it's like after payday - you're just itching to get some money in your betting account to spaff it on the footy, boxing, UFC, horses, online casino, wrestling, TV shows and all sorts.
A 15-fold accumulator gets put on, and in your mind, there's no conceivable chance that it won't come in.
The majority of the time, though, you've basically just put a lot of thought into how you're losing your money. Not this guy.
The anonymous man, from Leicester, won £823,000 from just £19 - the most Coral has ever paid out on a horse race, the Mirror reports.
Placing the money on five horses at Punchestown on Friday afternoon, the LAD didn't realise he's bagged over 800 grand until he got in from a night out on Saturday morning.
"I've been placing these accumulator bets pretty much every day for twenty years, and winning this bet is the realisation of a lifetime dream," he told the Mirror. "Over the years I've come close landing a big return a couple of times but kept hitting the woodwork, and now I've done it I feel remarkably calm. I don't know if I'll even carry on betting after this as I feel I've achieved my goal.
"My Dad was a bookie and got me into it when I was young. My first winning bet was on Desert Orchid when he won the 1986 King George.
"I've followed the sport and been placing these bets ever since. I never place singles, only accumulators and nearly always with three or more horses in them. I don't know what I'm going to do with the money, as it's only just sinking in, but I have a few ideas and it is going to change my life."
It certainly is.
Simon Clare, Coral PR Director, was astounded by the biggest win on the horses in the firm's history, saying: "This is the most incredible big-win story that we have ever encountered and a just-reward for our customer for twenty years of perseverance placing these 'small-stake big-win' bets day-in day-out.
"There must be something in the water in Leicester, as the City's football team landed the biggest shock in football betting history last year winning the Premier League at odds of 5000/1, and now this inspired customer has landed the biggest ever horse-racing win with Coral of over £800k for just £19."
The punter's bet was: 10/1 Das Mooser (3.40 Punchestown)
9/2 Woodland Opera (4.20 Punchestown)
7/1 Definite Ruby (4.55 Punchestown)
10/1 Bacardys (6.05 Punchestown)
33/1 Canardier (7.45 Punchestown)
(5 x £3 Fourfold Accumulators)
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