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A punter wagering at William Hill won £209,731 after he placed a series of accumulator style bets, betting just £15.84 in the process.
The man has decided to remain anonymous, but did say: “I’ve had a couple of four-figure wins in the past, but I never expected this. I’m going to chill out over the next few days thinking about how to spend the money, but it’ll go a long way in the current climate. I’ll probably pay off the mortgage, and I’m a bit of a car fan, so I might see about a vintage sports car.”
Throughout the course of his crazy wins the largest clearly was this one: The punter placed a bet that required eight different horses to place in the top four spots during eight races. The man wagered 2p and ended up winning £111,294.
The odds of the man winning all of his accumulators? 11,000,000 to 1.
Speaking about the win William Hill Spokesperson Kate Miller said: "This is one of the luckiest bets we’ve ever seen. Accumulators are incredibly popular bets to place and a couple of times a year we’ll be hit by a large winner, but to see one with penny stakes is almost unique.”
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