A lucky British woman has won £575,000 (Rs 4.9 crore) from a £1 (Rs 85) bet by correctly guessing the results of 12 English football matches, despite admitting that she knows absolutely nothing about the sport.
The 59-year-old unnamed woman, believed to be from Kent, South East England, put together a 12-team football accumulator with most of them being odds against outsiders. She only started to bet on football matches because she wanted to make watching the sport with her husband and son more exciting, who both support English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
No interest in football ✅— SPORTbible (@sportbible) November 7, 2017
Picked teams she liked the name of ✅
11 selections were underdogs ✅
92nd minute winner ✅https://t.co/dOBMp3OdTf
There was no skill involved in selecting the teams either. She compensated for her lack of football knowledge simply by picking the 12 teams that she thought sounded nice. Nonetheless, that shaped out to be quite lucrative for her and her family.
The bet was paid out by the William Hill store which is located in Leysdown-on-sea. William Hill is one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies. Carli Faulkner, the employee from the store said that she was delighted for the winner.
The woman's betting slip (Source: thesun)
“This is the biggest win I have ever handled and all for just a quid,” Faulkner said. “It is incredible that the lady got them all up. They will be having a cracking Christmas and I am delighted for them as it’s real girl power landing a bet like that. My biggest ever payout before this was around £25,000.”
Thanks to Steve Cook’s 92nd-minute winner for Bournemouth at Newcastle on Saturday, she was able to secure one of the most unlikely accumulator wins. Bolton team defeating Norwich City in the Championship, Brighton defeating Swansea City, and Burnley beating Southampton 1-0 away in the Premier League also did the business for her.
Information source: Kent Online
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