A punter was left jumping for joy after a small midweek bet on 13 teams landed him just short of £80,000 thanks to some late footballing drama
One lucky punter has landed himself a whopping jacket of almost £80k after a £2 bet on a 13-fold football accumulator.
The William Hill customer correctly predicted the results of 13 matches across the Champions League, Europa League and Championship at staggering odds of 39,783/1, which saw him win no fewer than £79,568.57.
The customer was made to wait nervously for several results, but none more so than the drama at Ashton Gate on Tuesday in the Championship clash between Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.
The punter had selected Forest to beat Bristol City, but Steve Cooper’s side were losing 1-0 thanks to a goal from Alex Scott.
Then, in stoppage time Forest were awarded a penalty which Lyle Taylor duly converted to level the game, before the visitors snatched all three points a minute later.
William Hill spokesperson, Rupert Adams, said: “One of our customers hit the jackpot on Wednesday night as he amazingly managed to correctly predict the result of 13 football matches. Landing monster odds like this is rare, but clearly not impossible!
“His £2 bet won him £79,568.57. There must have been a few nervous moments along the way, including the overturned penalty decision in the Atletico Madrid versus Liverpool game.”
Among the punters other selections were Leicester, who came from behind to beat Spartak Moscow in the Europa League thanks to four goals from Patson Daka.
Liverpool were also among the punter’s choices, with Mohamed Salah’s 79th minute penalty helping them out.
Both Swansea and Preston were also selected and the Championship duo had to come from behind to give the punter a helping hand.
The customer also went for Porto, Bournemouth and QPR, with all three teams winning their respective games by a single goal.
Solanke scored the only goal of the game for Bournemouth away at Stoke, Porto won their contest courtesy of a goal from Luis Diaz, while the customer was made to sweat until Ilias Chair popped up to win the game for QPR against Blackburn.
Meanwhile, the punters other selections cruised to victories in midweek.
Villarreal beat Swiss side Young Boys 4-1 in the Champions League, while Ajax thrashed Marco Rose’s Borussia Dortmund side 4-0.
A Marco Reus own goal, as well as strikes from Daley Blind, Anthony and former West Ham forward Sebastien Haller ensured it was three wins from three in the Champions League for Ajax.
The customer also had no worries with Real Madrid and Sporting CP, who won 5-0 and 4-1 against Shakhtar Donetsk and Besiktas respectively.
Sergey Krivtsov’s own goal set Real Madrid on their way, before a Vinicius Junior double, and a goal each from Rodrygo and Karim Benzema put the icing on the cake for Los Blancos.
The punter’s selections were as follows:
Real Madrid 13/20
Sporting Lisbon 11/8
Nottingham Forest 6/4