London Paddy Power’s Kings Road shop punter was one of the eight individual winners of the last week’s Scoop6 who each won GBP 1,342,599.
Scoop6 gives everyone who bet on sports in the UK, the chance to win great prizes for just a GBP 2,00 stake from the six races, which are on TV, on Saturdays.
The money, which is not won, goes to the next week’s pool and this is how this huge amount was accumulated.
The winner, who is a London-based credit controller, wanted to stay anonymous and admitted he thought he had lost when he first checked the results.
He commented: “I checked the results and when March wasn’t in the frame thought, ‘Oh well that’s that.’ I don’t know why but just before I binned the ticket I thought I’d check the non-runners just in case and I’m glad I did!”
The lucky punter, who placed his bet according to all UK gambling laws, has the chance to go for an additional bonus fund of GBP 5,481,763 on next Saturday’s selected race.