Placing bets on sports has been a past-time activity for men and women for the past 100 years and it is only becoming more and more popular these days where it is so easy to go online and place a bet, instead of having to run down to a betting store.
Everyone who placed a bet knows that having knowledge about the sport and the teams is important, but it is just as important having a little luck. A man from Galway had just that when he created his 20 selection accumulator for €5 and ended up winning a massive €421,587 on it, guessing the correct outcome of all the games.
The super coupon was created on December 22nd in a Paddy Power shop in Galway, where the punter placed 19/20 bets as a straight on win/draw, while choosing the final game – Manchester City vs West Bromwich – as a -1 handicap to get better odds.
The coupon which the man won the €421,587 on with Paddy Power
“It’s taken until the end of year but I think we’ve found our punter of 2014! It’s not often that we see a 20-team accumulator come in and we can only congratulate the Tribesman that has speared us.” A Paddy Power spokesperson said.