Chester Train Shop Punter Choo Choo Chooses 15 Winners And Bags Over £20k

A man in his mid forties has scooped a massive payout after he breezed into the William Hill shop at Chester train station and placed a £3, 15 team football accumulator. The man, who spoke with a Southern accent, told the girl working behind the counter that he was off on holiday on Easter Sunday with some of his winnings leaving it unknown as to whether he lived in Chester or just visiting the city for the day.

From his £3 stake, the lucky punter bagged himself £20,343.96, beating odds of over 6780/1 to land his massive payout.

“It is hard enough to pick one winner so for him to get 15 is absolutely incredible,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “When he collected his winnings on Saturday evening, he told the assistant that he had decided that he was going to go on holiday for a week and mull over what else he was going to spend his winnings on.”

The games that were played over Good Friday and the following Saturday included Celtic who won the SPL title by defeating Kilmarnock 6-0, Chelsea who defeated Wigan with two contentious goals and virtually the last kick of the game and Reading, who moved top of the Championship by beating 10 man Leeds with two goals in the last six minutes of the match.

The shop in the train station has been open for two years and is the first betting shop in Chester that punters get to when they arrive for the yearly race meetings that start in May.

Punter’s winning selections (winners in bold): £20,343.96 winnings from £3

9/5 Huddersfield vs Sheffield Wednesday
1/1 Oldham vs Charlton
4/7 Torquay vs Accrington
5/6 Morecambe vs Swindon
8/15 Sheffield United vs Bournemouth
10/11 Walsall vs Chesterfield
4/11 Rangers vs St Mirren
4/6 Alloa vs Elgin
2/7 Chelsea vs Wigan
7/5 Leyton Orient vs Notts County
4/9 Kilmarnock vs Celtic
4/5 Barnsley vs West Ham
10/11 Macclesfield vs Shrewsbury
13/8 Swansea vs Newcastle
4/7 Reading vs Leeds

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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Championship 2011/12

Winner 33/1
Promotion 6/1
Relegation 7/2

Top Half Finish 11/8
Bottom Half Finish 8/15


William Hill make both Swansea and Reading 5/6 to make the Premier League via the Championship play-off final. Hills make Swansea 17/10 to win in 90m with Reading 9/5 and the draw a 2/1 shot.
Swansea and Reading are both 10/1 to go through in extra time, while Hills go 11/2 for the match to reach a penalty shoot-out with each of them 10/1 to win in that manner.
It is Even money both teams to score in 90m, 8/11 not to while Hills make Swansea 8/1 to win both halves, Reading 15/2 with both of them quoted at 15/2 to come from behind and win in 90m.

Hills…TO WIN LG 1…11/2 Preston; 6 Huddersfield; 7 Sheff W; 9 Sheff U; 10 Charlton; 11 Scunthorpe; 16 Bournemouth; MK; Orient; 25 Chesterfield; Colchester; Notts C; Carlisle; Rochdale; 33 Brentford; Bury; Exeter; Stevenage; 40 Wycombe; 50 Oldham; Tranmere; 66 Walsall; 80 Hartlepool; Yeovil.

Further information…graham sharpe…0780 3233702

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