The best punts of 2016: 5 times Paddy Power had his pants taken down this year

Paddy had his trousers taken down in dramatic fashion a few times this year. Read below about the punter who landed the most unlikely political double of all time, the shop punter who took us for £205k and the racing punter who landed a £170k acca. There wasnt even room to mention the most expensive Cheltenham in history!

1. Coventry Punter wins more than £205k off a 25p football accumulator

During the last international break one lucky punter strolled into the Paddy Power shop and stuck just 25p on a football 11-fold that came to a quite frankly ridiculous 820,728/1. It sounds crazy, but that unbelievable optimism has landed that punter in the Hall of Fame, after all 11 results went his way and he scooped just over £205k.

Read the full bet and the all-important results here.

2.Political genius cashes in £40,000 after predicting Trump and Brexit

Whilst most of the world woke up on the morning of the US election result in a state of bewilderment, one Paddy Power punter was celebrating Donald Trump’s election to the tune of a cool £40,000.

The shrewd 72-year-old from a small island of the United Kingdom backed the Brexit & Trump double back in June, pocketing himself a cool £13,800. He also placed several single bets backing The Donald, taking advantage of odds as big as 20/1 and mugging off Paddy in the process.

Noticing the similarities between Brexit and the US Election, he said: “The Brexit vote and Trump seemed kind of parallel. People are disaffected by everything happening in Westminster and that politicians there are out of touch with the rest of us, and I think American’s felt the exact same thing about those in Washington.”

3. Horse racing punter makes hay at Haydock with 170k each-way racing acca

We thought there wasn’t any money left to pay out after Cheltenham but this customer proved us wrong with an whopping £2 eight horse e/w acca at Haydock the week after the greatest show on turf.

4. Wales overcome Belgium resistance to make history and land one punter nearly £25k

The biggest upset of Euro 2016, besides the final, cost Paddy Power a few notes. A Gloucester punter struck gold on a sensational scorecast via the Paddy Power app.

Nainggolan to score first and Wales to win 3-1 was 600/1 on the momentous night and the lucky customer had put £40 on it – thus forcing Paddy to pay out £24,040. What a gutsy punt it was.


5. Gareth McAuley helps sting Paddy Power by bringing up a 376/1 scorecast

The final bet in this list also comes from Euro 2016 in the shape of a lanky West Brom defender. Northern Ireland secured qualification to the knock out phase of the Euros with an heroic victory over Ukraine back in June. One Antrim punter made it a night to remember when he bagged £3,760 from a Gareth McAuley to score first and NI to win 2-0 scorecast.


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