Two William Hill punters were over the moon as they both scooped a small fortune on the football this weekend. The two winners from Sidcup and Watford netted £28,333.76 between them from just £13.75.
The Sidcup punter, who regularly bets on the football at the weekend, placed a £10, 12 team accumulator on Saturday morning and was waiting on four results on Sunday to bag him £17,368.63. Leeds, Brighton, Tottenham and Reading duly won to add to wins from Cardiff, Rangers and Manchester United amongst others.
The Watford based punter placed a 25p Lucky 15 (a four selection bet consisting of four singles, six doubles, four trebles and one fourfold) which returned £10,965.13. Rather than selecting sides to win, lose or draw, the gutsy punter predicted four correct scores. The selections were Aston Villa to defeat Norwich 3-2 at 25/1, Arsenal to win against West Brom 3-0, Newcastle recording a 2-1 victory over Everton at 15/2 and a 3-1 win for Spurs over Fulham at 16/1.
It is incredibly difficult to predict the outcome of a match, let alone the correct score and so to do so four times on one bet is almost unprecedented, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly. We have to take our hats off to this punter, who has increased his initial outlay by almost 3000 times.
Sidcup Bet – £10 stake won £17,368.63 Watford Bet – £3.75
Odds 1736/1 Odds 2923/1
Cardiff (1/1) Aston Villa 3-2 Norwich (25/1)
Rangers (2/9) Arsenal 3 0 West Brom (15/2)
Leeds (23/10) Newcastle 2 1 Everton (15/2)
Southampton (5/6) Fulham 1 3 Tottenham (16/1)
Man Utd (2/9)
MK Dons (4/6)
Aston Villa (4/5)
T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP