A betting enthusiast has won an audacious bet with the odds of 9,385/1 to win £23,465. The punter, identified Todd Newton, waged £2.50 on a three-match football bet on St Stephen's Day.
The punter had a near-full fixture list to choose from but instead took a chance on the fixtures from English Premier League, Championship and League One. He put his money on all 6 teams scoring in both halves, picking Blackpool v Scunthorpe, Millwall v Wolves and Bournemouth v West Ham games. The Blackpool fixture ended 2-3, while Millwall drew 2-all with Wolves and the Bournemouth match finishing at 3-3.
The 27-year-old from Norwich in Norfolk was jubilant on winning the incredible bet which gives him £23,465. He took to Twitter to announce the windfall, tweeting “Merry Xmas to me I just won 23k of £2.50 absolute scenes.” Sky Bet, too tweeted: “So...@toddnewton1990 just won £23,465 from a £2.50 stake. SERIOUSLY. #bettingbetter.”
Todd had hundreds of punters congratulating him on the win.
In the United Kingdom, gambling on sports over the internet makes up the next most significant portion of the Remote Gambling sector (37%). Betting on football and horse racing are among the two most popular sports for betting.