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Betting Stories: Punter wins £374,000 from £1 on correct score seven-fold

Betting Stories: Sergio Aguero's goal against Palace helped get this bet over the line
Betting Stories: Sergio Aguero's goal against Palace helped get this bet over the line

A football fan from Liverpool has won a life changing sum of money after correctly predicting seven (yes, seven!) correct scores last weekend.

The anonymous punter staked £1 on the outlandish bet, placed at a Coral shop in Breck Road, Liverpool, which returned a colossal £374,000 after all seven of his predictions came in.

In one of the games, Sporting CP scored two late goals against Nacional - including a 92nd minute penalty - after being held to a goalless draw with just seven minutes left on the clock.

In another, recently-crowned Italian champions Inter Milan scored in the 92nd minute and Romelu Lukaku had a goal ruled out against Crotone to see that the 0-2 correct score would land in Saturday’s Serie A clash. 

The plucky bettor, who is a Liverpool native but wishes to remain anonymous, said of the win: 

“After the first two results came in and I realised the bet was still alive, I began to follow the other matches, and it wasn’t easy following the results from around Europe, especially as each one became a winner, I got more and more nervous. 

"There were late goals in a couple of the games, which only added to the nerves, and when the seventh result came in, I couldn’t believe it, and even when I checked with the staff in the shop and they confirmed it was a winning bet, I had to pinch myself!
 
“I didn’t get much sleep for a couple of nights, and even now it’s only just sinking in. This is a life changing amount, and while we’ll be investing lots of it, we’ll also celebrate in style.

"I do follow the football around Europe, and I like to place a £1 bet on the football most weekends, sometimes it’s just a double or treble, but last weekend for some reason these seven matches all caught my eye, but I could never have imagined winning so much money, this really is my bet of a lifetime,” he added when speaking to Coral.

Bet in full

  • Manchester City 2-0 Crystal Palace 5/1 (1st May, 12:30)
  • Sirius 1-1 Kalmar 24/5 (1st May, 14:00)
  • Hammarby 1-1 Hacken 11/2 (1st May, 16:30)
  • Inter Milan 2-0 Crotone 6/1 (1st May, 17:00)
  • Chelsea 2-0 Fulham 5/1 (1st May, 17:30)
  • AC Milan 2-0 Benevento Calcio 13/2 (1st May, 19:45)
  • Sporting Lisbon 2-0 Nacional Madeira 17/4 (1st May, 20:30)

 Total return - £374,078.25 (£1 stake)

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