Gambling, and particularly the widely preferred sports betting, is a game of many folds. A gambler does not always know exactly when and where his or her life-changing chances and lucky shots lie. Big wins are certainly hard to come by, and when they finally do happen, it is always worth noting.
A punter in England is smiling all the way to the bank and could have a major life turn after he correctly predicted the outcomes of 11 games. The 11-fold accumulator totaled to €24,730.07 from a meager €1 Euro he had used.
The unidentified lucky punter staked €1 Euro for all 11 Football League Championship fixtures on Tuesday and correctly predicted their results.
The long and anxious moments started with a match between QPR and Derby County. QPR was trailing Derby County throughout the game after Derby had an early opening goal. A late equalizer, however, turned the tables around and restored the bet and the punter’s hopes. The game ended in a tie just like the man had predicted.
With 10 games in the ticket already confirmed safe and sealed, the 30-year-old’s fate now entirely depended on the results of the late kickoff between Reading and Bolton, for which he had also predicted a tie. Each team had an opening goal in the first half. Bolton grabbed a late equalizer just before the half-time whistle. But, that was not going to be enough to deliver the bet. There was another long 45-minute second half to be played ,and both teams were looking to grab a win and secure the three points.
There was, however, no goals in the second half. Both teams displayed little action in the dying minutes of the game. The game eventually ended in a 1-1 tie, confirming the punter’s win and ending any moments of anxiety that he had.
Comments from BetVictor
Charlie McCann, the spokesman at BetVictor, the betting firm that the punter had staked with, said that the company had been closely following up on the ticket, which seemed to be the biggest for the day. He added that the customer would have probably predicted all 12 games correctly, but Leeds United’s game against the Wolves was played the next day on Wednesday.
This meant that only 11 games were available on Tuesday and the customer incredibly predicted each correctly. McCann added that the company was interested to see what the punter was going to do with the money. The amount is quite a fortune and could completely change his life.
Punters narrow escapes
While the punter can now breathe a sigh of relief after successfully bagging the €24,730, the win was an interesting one, with a series of sheer escapes and narrow chances. First, QPR scored a late equalizer against Derby in the 87th minute, which was very critical. This narrow escape reaffirmed hope and brought the punter back to the game, having predicted a tie.
Ipswich grabbed a late win at Sheffield’s Hillsborough to approve the victory backing it had received on the ticket. Elsewhere, Cardiff held on to its lead and came in victorious against Barnsley at home. Brentford, Millwall, Fulham, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa, and Preston also walked away with three points, just like the 30-year-old had predicted. Norwich and Nottingham Forest also played to a scoreless draw.
This meant that all the games the punter had predicted had ended except for the late kickoff between Reading and Bolton at Madjeski Stadium. There was, however, little action in this tied game. Both teams appeared comfortable with the goals they received in the first half.
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