Fantastic Luck For First-Timer Who Wins GBP 86,000 After Betting Just GBP 5


Posted: March 28, 2014

Updated: October 4, 2017

The man who bet for the first time placed GBP 5.20 bet on a 15-team accumulator and won despite the impossible odds of around 17,000/1.

This incredibly lucky man made it into the gambling news after winning GBP 86,000 at Ladbrokes in Barking, East London. He placed the modest bet of only GBP 5.20 on an accumulator, on the weekend’s football games.

Bad weekend for bookies

He knew he won after Manchester United emerged as winner against West Ham on Saturday, which brought him the exact amount of GBP 86,478.

Jess Bridge, from Ladbrokes, land-based and online sportsbook in the UK, commented: “The shop manager believes it is his first ever bet. Not bad for him at all. It never rains but it pours for us when favorites oblige.”

This weekend was not the best for bookies, as football bettors won almost GBP 20 million, after the wins of all 13 favorites in the English and Scottish Premier Leagues.

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