When your luck's in... Irish gambler pockets bumper pay-day after docket error
It’s the kind of payday every scratch-a-day punter dreams of: a 900/1 accumulator comes up, netting you the equivalent of €45,000 - and all because of a lucky mistake!
The victorchandler.com customer, about which we know no more than the fact that he comes from Northern Ireland, picked 11 teams around Europe last week.
He thought the bet had been undone because Benfica, one of his selections, lost their Portuguese Cup game against Maritimo.
However, it subsequently turned out that he had actually backed Benfica to win the league meeting between the sides a few days later – and when they came good, winning 1-0, he was St£38,000 better off.
While the anonymous punter falls some way short of the biggest football accumulator windfall we’ve seen this season – that accolade falls to a 19-leg wager with William Hill which netted one gambler the equivalent of €675,000 last month – this one definitely has claims to be the luckiest.