Winning big on a football acca is every Saturday 3.00pm punter’s dream. Jeff Stelling informing you the team you backed has taken the lead with a minute to go, while Matt Le Tissier whoops in the background and Paul Merson struggles to make logical sentences. It’s a fairytale scenario.
One lucky Paddy Power punter lived the dream over the last couple of days winning a 3500/1 nine-team acca. Unfortunately none of his games would have been on Soccer Saturday as they were spread over Sunday and Monday but we doubt that will bother him as he sips champagne, eats caviar and is fanned by a supermodel on an exotic beach (probably).
The punter from the South of England staked £20 and had Paddy Power’s Lucky Pants down as he won more than £71,000. It takes a little slice of luck to nail a nine-fold acca but this guy must have been living in a field of horseshoes and four-leaf clovers while black cats danced around him.
Valencia, Sevilla, Newcastle, Tottenham and Wigan all scored goals in the 87th minute or later to seal the nine-fold and have Paddy emptying his pockets for another punter. Here is his nine-fold in all its incredible glory. Hats off for a seriously good (if considerably lucky) football bet!
1. Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao – Sevilla 8/13
2. Roma v Lazio – draw 5/2
3. Manchester United v Manchester City – Manchester City 9/4
4. Valencia v Valladolid – Valencia 2/5
5. QPR v Wigan – draw 12/5
6. Newcastle v Fulham – Newcastle 10/11
7. Getafe v Athletico Madrid – draw 23/10
8. Liverpool v West Ham – draw 8/5
9. Tottenham v Everton – draw 6/4