Punter wins £90k with a 15p bet… but he hasn’t picked up his prize yet

March 13, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A mystery punter defied odds of 600,000-1 to scoop nearly £90,000 – on a 15p bet.

The unnamed man, a regular at his local Coral betting shop, placed the 14 match accumulator on Saturday’s football fixtures.

And the bet came in after Tom Shaw, of Cambridge United, scored the winner for his side against Woking with just 17 seconds left on the clock.

A Coral bookmakers similar to the one where a man scooped £90k with a 15p bet

A Coral bookmakers similar to the one where a man scooped £90k with a 15p bet

But the mystery winner is yet to return to collect his prize – and may not even know he has won.

The man, from Swindon, Wilts., is said to put on three similar bets every week – never spending more than 50p in total – in a hope that a big win would come in.

He defied odds of nearly 600,000-1 to scoop the prize, predicting the correct results in games spanning the Football League and Blue Square Bet Premier.

He correctly predicted that Charlton would beat Huddersfield, Burton Albion beat Cheltenham and Sheffield United would draw with MK Dons.

He won a whopping £89,919.39 on his predicted guesses.

David Stevens, spokesman for Coral, said: “This customer places three similar bets each week, never staking more than 50p in total, but he may not know he has won this massive prize yet as he always comes back to the shop for staff to check, so when he next comes in he is in for a fantastic surprise.

“It was an amazing piece of tipping to get all 14 outcomes correct, at odds of almost 600,000-1, and it just goes to show that you don’t have to bet big money to win big money.”

The man’s bets were as follows:

15p 14-fold on the following: Bristol City to beat Middlesbrough (2-0) Charlton to beat Huddersfield (0-1) Doncaster to beat Bournemouth (1-2) Coventry to beat Scunthorpe (1-2) AFC Wimbledon to beat York City (3-2) Barnet to beat Morecambe (4-1) Burton to beat Cheltenham (3-1) Chesterfield to beat Bristol Rovers (2-0) Macclesfield to beat Telford (0-2) Cambridge United to beat Woking (1-0) Kidderminster to beat Grimsby Town (1-3) Hartlepool draw with Yeovil (0-0) Sheffield United draw with MK Dons (0-0) Fleetwood draw with Exeter (0-0) Wins #89,919.39

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