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Go home FA Cup you’re drunk! How one punter cashed out for £74k rather than rely on Emile Heskey scoring

Ditching Bolton proves a smart move as one punter cashes out to pocket a £74k booty

by Sean Goff | January 25, 2015

It was a weekend of absolute carnage in the FA Cup.

High-flying Chelsea and Manchester City – the first and second favourites to win the trophy outright – were dumped out by Bradford and Middlesbrough respectively, while newly-promoted Leicester (beat Spurs) and Crystal Palace (beat Southampton) left most accas in tatters.

Except for one.

This intrepid bloke, having seen Bradford (14/1), Middlesbrough (9/1) and Leicester (10/3) roll up on a four-team acca was staring a potential £825k payout in the face – if Bolton beat Liverpool at Anfield in Saturday’s late game.


But having already clicked with more shocking results than a busy family planning clinic – he decided to Cash Out on a life of sipping pina coladas in a hammock on a sandy beach for £74k  – rather than put his faith in Emile Heskey’s goal-scoring prowess.

It proved a wise move as Bolton drew 0-0 with Liverpool and face a replay on Wednesday week while our man can plan a Kanye West-style splurge with £74k in his e-wallet.



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