Penny punter scoops £200,000
A lucky horse race bettor has won over £200,000 from a series of 1p accumulator bets.
The forty-something man, who wishes to remain anonymous, placed penny bets on various combinations of four, five, six, and 8 of his 11 selected horses, including both winner and each-way wagers.
When eight of the 11 selections came in, the William Hill punter was rewarded with a total win of £209,731.59.
The Home Counties gambler said: ‘’This sort of win is completely alien to me
“I’ve had a couple of four-figure wins in the past, but I never expected this.
“I’m going to chill out over the next few days thinking about how to spend the money, but it’ll go a long way in the current climate.
“I’ll probably pay off the mortgage, and I’m a bit of a car fan, so I might see about a vintage sports car!’’