Football punter rivals ‘bet of season’ by turning £1 into £19k with late goals
Five teams came from behind to win as a punter made a sensational £19,000 from a £1 bet at the weekend.
The Ladbrokes flutter was placed on 17 games from around Europe with winners coming as late as the 85th, 88th, 98th and 100th minutes. Callum Wilson's goal against Brentford landed the inspired bet which included Tottenham's miracle against Sheffield United.
The bet comes after a fellow fan landed £55,000 from an £8 accumulator which included many of the same fixtures, including Liverpool's comeback against Wolves. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "You're always going to need a bit of luck when you're backing a 19,000/1, 17-team acca… But when five teams come from behind with goals deep into stoppage time and Mats Hummels braces are going in your favour, you know you've well and truly battered the bookie."
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He added: "Fair play to our plucky punter… we imagine a Callum Wilson shirt will be the first thing on his wish list!" As well as Tottenham, Newcastle and Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund's 4-2 win over Freiburg came thanks to an 88th minute goal.
Fulham's 1-0 win over Luton, Brighton's 3-1 win over Manchester United, Manchester City's win over West Ham and Blackburn's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough were all included. Norwich, Preston, Ipswich, Barnsley, Rangers, Celtic, Hearts and RB Leipzig all played their part in the flutter, which might not be topped all season.
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The earlier 55k bet included wins for Liverpool, City, Aston Villa and Tottenham – with the higher stake of £8. The weekend wasn't entirely positive for punters, with a fan accepting what could be the worst cash out of all time.
Stopping his 3129/1, 18-fold accumulator early for just £34.68, a late Spurs winner would've banked him over £30,000. A video of the bet slip was posted to social media and captioned it the “worst cash out I’ve ever seen in my life,” with the account also saying: “He cashed out cos Tottenham were losing in the 83rd.”
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Fellow punters soon took to the comment section, one said: “Bet he’s in tears.” While a second commented: “Makes me feel better about mine,” with a third adding: “I’d feel violently sick.”
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