A football bettor is rejoicing becoming £41,000 richer, after winning an unbelievable £20 football accumulator. The punter had made 10 selections for the accumulator which gave him a chance of 2077/1. He defied the odds, thanks to the two injury-time winners, to win big.
The enthusiast had placed bets on Burnley's clash with Watford in the Premier League along with nine other matches from the English Football League. Seven out of 10 fixtures of the accumulator had narrow one-goal margin results.
The lucky man would have been denied if Robbie Weir had not netted in the third-minute of injury time to hand Chesterfield a dramatic 2-1 victory at the Proact Stadium and also if Josh Ruffels had not slotted a goal in the sixth minute of the stoppage time to give Oxford a narrow 1-0 win. These two dramatic finishes in the weekend football action gave the punter a huge payout.
The winning selections of the football punter were:
Oldham 5-1 Northampton
Chesterfield 2-1 Barnet
Cheltenham 1-0 Crewe
Oxford 1-0 Doncaster
Grimsby 1-0 Forest Green
Burnley 1-0 Watford
Bradford 4-3 Rochdale
Barnsley 0-3 Derby
Bristol Rovers 3-0 Southend
Burton 1-2 Preston
In November, a woman had scooped £574,278.41 from William Hill’s £1 12-team football accumulator. She was not even a football enthusiast but a contrast. The woman was fed up with her husband and son watching football matches every weekend.
There was absolutely no skill involved when the lucky winner placed bets on 12 teams from the English premier league. Her son read out the fixtures to her and she chose the teams she liked the sound of. Carli Faulkner from William Hill’s said that she has been in the betting business for 15 years and this was one of the biggest wins she has ever paid out.
The English football league system is one of the most followed football events in the world. The country's primary football competition has three divisions, with the Premier League being top division. Premier League is also the most watched football league in the world.