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Your chance to win £1m with a bet from space with Paddy Power

by Josh Powell | August 20, 2013

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Congratulations to Dean Saunders who now has the chance to win £1 million by placing a bet from space.

We should clarify a couple of things. Firstly, it’s not that Dean Saunders. This Dean has never played for Liverpool and he certainly didn’t guide Wolves to relegation last season.
Secondly, Dean will not actually have to go to space to place the bet. We’re sending a computer gadget up in a balloon and the bet will placed using the kind of technology it’s not my job to understand.


Neil Armstrong. Chris Hadfield. Laika the dog. These, and more than 500 other men and women (and plenty of dogs, monkeys, ducks and turtles) have been into space, but now you can become a part of history that is out of this world.

Paddy Power is about to hit the pretty staggering figure of 1 million Facebook Fans. To celebrate we’re going to sip champagne, eat hearty steaks and discuss world domination while supermodels lavish us with compliments. But, more importantly, in recognition of your efforts, one punter will have the opportunity to win £1 million by placing a bet from space. That’s right. You. Bet. Space. £1m.

This is your chance to be a hero by becoming the first punter to have a bet from space – plus you could cash in a cool £1 million in winnings.

It’s like a funny version of the Big Bang Theory in the office as the Paddy Power Space Academy explain how they’re sending a helium balloon into space, fitted with a radio transmitter and Raspberry Pi computer gadget. This state of the art kit combined with your punting expertise – what could possibly go wrong?!

  • Become a fan of Paddy Power on Facebook by clicking here
  • Go to our special one-off Facebook app by heading this way
  • Enter in your details and you’re in the draw to make history, and potentially change your life with a £1 million win
  • Keep your eye on our Facebook page and here on the Blog as we get closer to the target

Making history and cashing in on £1 million by placing the first ever bet from space won’t look too bad on your CV anyway.

Suck on that Neil Armstrong.

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Terms and conditions

Paddy Power invites you to enter for the chance to place the first bet from space

How to Enter:

Like the Paddy Power Facebook page, agree to the Facebook Terms of Service, and enter your details on the form page and answer the simple question.  Entrants must agree to the terms and conditions to be entered.

One winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received.

Paddy Power reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Promotion with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control.

This promotion is only open to individuals aged 18 years and over.

Entry into this promotion is free.

Only one entry per user.

This competition is open only to residents of the United Kingdom & Ireland.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.  Facebook is in no way responsible for any aspect of this promotion including its fulfilment.

Except in the case of death or personal injury arising from its negligence or in respect of fraud and so far as is permitted by law, the Promoter and its associated companies and agents exclude responsibility and all liabilities arising from any postponement, cancellation, delay or changes to the prize details beyond the Promoter’s control and for any act or default of any third party supplier.

The terms and conditions of any other third party supplier will also apply to the prize where applicable.  If there is a conflict between third party terms and conditions and these terms and conditions, these shall take precedence.

The Promoter will not be liable for any prize(s) that do not reach the winners for reasons beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control.

The name, country and photograph of the winners may be used by the Promoter and its associated companies for post-event publicity purposes. The winners agree to allow the Promoter to use their name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional remuneration.


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