Paddy Power announce Ashes and Lions payouts
Bookmakers Paddy Power are paying out on Australia losing both the Lions series and The Ashes.
The Irish operators have treated all single outright series bets on either the Lions rugby team or England cricket side as winners, a move which will cost them over £100,000.
The Lions defeated the Aussies 23-21 in the first Test in Brisbane last weekend, while the battle for the Ashes doesn’t even begin until 10 July.
A Paddy Power blog post read: “Poor Wallabies. You tried your best, but so far it hasn’t been good enough.
“It’s normally not over ‘til the fat lady sings Waltzing Matilda, but we don’t think the Aussies have a dingo’s chance of winning the Lions series (or The Ashes).”