Betfair customer wins £55k from £5 bet
Christmas has come early for one lucky man who won £55,000 from a modest £5 accumulator bet.
He placed the wager with betting exchange Betfair, but winning this grand sum wasn’t simple. His win meant that he correctly predicted the exact results of eight weekend football matches, including fixtures from around Europe. The combined odds for his wonder bet came to a whopping 11,000/1.
The massive payout was aided by the fact that he was bang on the money when he predicted Newcastle would beat Liverpool 3-1, a result which shocked many others.
However, his biggest boost came from the Dutch Eredivisie draw between Roda JC and ADO Den Haag, which had odds of 3.7 on the draw.
As the odds are not in your favour for betting of this nature, it takes bravery and just a little bit of good luck to pull it off, but when it works, the results are spectacular, as this lucky winner knows all too well.