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An unidentified single father (52) of two correctly predicted the winners of seven races at odds of 706128-to-one on a 50p each way bet to win a total of £353,226 at WilliamHill casino. “I regularly place these little bets and everyone tells me I'm mad. I've hit the bar a few times but this is incredible. I have always wanted to buy my own home so that is first on the list plus holidays to visit my sisters who both live abroad,” said the lucky Scottish punter.
Forced to give up his job five years ago following heart surgery, the unemployed man bet on the winners of races at Brighton, Nottingham, Towcester and Kempton, winning £353,064 for the "win" portion of the wager along with an additional £162 for the each-way "placed" portion.
“This is the biggest accumulator win odds we've ever seen, which means he's our luckiest ever punter or the shrewdest. The money should drop in his bank account within the next 48 hours and we're all delighted for him. We have big-staking customers who often have huge wins but it's great to see a small stake with such long odds netting a huge win. He sounds like a really nice guy and he really deserves it,” said Kate Hill from WilliamHill.
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