An Irish Paddy Power customer managed to net a cool €20k without backing a single winner– but had the horses won, they held a docket that totted up to over HALF A BILLION EURO!
In one of the most inspired bets of the year, the shop punter in the midlands almost clicked a life-changing accumulator last Wednesday night when they backed a string of horses sporting the number 7 at Kempton Park.
This monster bet had our trading floor running for cover and although this punter may not have copped the lot, they still gallop off into the sunset with €20k. They must have just woke up that morning and decided to back every number 7 horse at Kempton. The odds were ridiculous.
The plucky punter almost struck gold with their 20 cent each-way Heinz bet – which came to a total cost of €22.80. Out of the six races, five of horses wearing the number 7 hit the frame. And although none of them won, the punter still managed to collect €19,914.
Had number 7 in the final race, Time To Sea, finished in the first three, he could have returned €151k. And incredibly if all six had won, this bet would have totted up to €538 million courtesy of two 66/1 shots and a huge 100/1 punt that finished third!
The six selections, their odds and finishing position were:
5.15pm Toussarok (7) 15/2 – Finished 2nd
5.45pm Quel Kaima (7) 100/1 – Finished 3rd
6.15pm Seaborn (7) 66/1 – Finished 2nd
6.45pm Assembled (7) 66/1 – Finished 3rd
7.15pm Waltzing Queen (7) 18/1 – Finished 2nd
7.45pm Time to Sea (7) 28/1 – Finished 13th
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