A Kent man in his fifties was celebrating for the second time in less than a year after beating odds of almost 2000/1 to scoop a massive £38,033.24 from his local William Hill shop in Bromley. It was not the first time that this customer has won big in recent times, having had a 12 fold accumulator late last year that paid out £27,000.
This time around the punter, who wishes to remain anonymous, selected 15 sides from various leagues and competitions around Europe in a £20 football accumulator. Among his selections were sides from the Europa and Champions League, the Dutch second division and the Polish Premier League. Despite having a seemingly varied knowledge of football on the continent, Arsenal (8/15 to defeat Newcastle), Chelsea (to defeat Napoli at 4/6) and Manchester City (2/9 to defeat Sporting Lisbon) were all in his coupon.
Usually I would have said that this was a once in a lifetime bet but this guy has knocked us for six twice in a year, he is the new guru, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Other customers are asking us what he is betting on so they can follow him, said staff in the shop.
Udinese to beat AZ Alkmaar 5/6
Chelsea to beat Napoli 4/6
Hannover to beat Standard 8/13
Wrexham to beat Ebbsfleet 8/13
Inter to beat Marseille 10/11
Polonia to beat Jagiellonia 1/2
Trabzonspor to beat Sivasspor 8/11
St Pauli to beat Karlsruhe 1/3
Bastia to beat Lens 11/8
Combuur Leeuwarden to beat AGOVV 1/4
Velez to beat Olimpio Bahia Blanca 4/9
Arsenal to beat Newcastle 8/15
Bayern Munich to beat Basel 1/5
Man City to beat Sporting Lisbon 2/9
Kharkiv to beat Olimpiakos 11/4
Further Information Joe Crilly 07850 518 164