A fiver. A 12 leg acca. Odds of 17,800/1. Winnings of £90,000.
It’s the stuff of dreams to anyone who has put on an overly optimistic acca in the hope that one day, all the planets would align to give you more than just a story about a near miss and a lingering resentment towards Plymouth’s shaky defence.
One Birmingham punter rolled the dice and those dice back whispering seductively in his ear carrying big bags of cash. Thanks to a fiver bet, his 12 selections landed him around £89,000 in winnings plus the tasty cherry on top of a £1,000 bonus thanks to our Acca bonus.
What’s even more remarkable is the fact it wasn’t just a load of short-priced favourites doing the business, he really mixed it up with some ballsy shouts. He even had a draw in the mix. And QPR! And Leeds!! If you want to get a little bit jealous about how easy it looks, here’s his 12 choices in full:
So simple yet so immensely, incredibly difficult. Plus it was the first bet he had with his Paddy Power account. Nice.
It was all down to skill and judgement. And a couple of very, very late goals to tip the results in his favour. Blackburn’s draw at Middlesbrough came courtesy of a 96th minute equaliser from Rudy Gestede while that wouldn’t have even mattered were it not for Ben Gladwin’s 87th minute winner for Swindon against Fleetwood.
Congratulations mystery punter. We doff our metaphorical caps to you.