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Punting Hall of Fame: Punter banks £106k on the footie but narrowly misses out on millionaire status

A second big winner in a week has Paddy on the ropes but it could have been much, much worse ...

by Sean Goff | March 1, 2015

West Brom’s Said Berahino goal in the opening two minutes gave his side a precious three points against Southampton – and saved Paddy from a monster £1.4 million payout.

A bank-busting 14 x £1 thirteenfolds (cost £14) was placed by a cheeky scally from Liverpool who then sat back and watched as 13 of his 14 teams (below) did the business in the 3pm kick offs.

But his £106,447 for two hours work on a Saturday afternoon return wasn’t without drama.

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Three of his four correct predictions in the Premier League ended in just one-goal winning margins (Swansea, Newcastle, Stoke).

While Manchester United needed a 66th minute Wayne Rooney penalty – and Roger East’s dodgy eyesight – to kick start their 2-0 win at home to Sunderland.

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And if our pal’s heart wasn’t already banging away like Douglas Strauss-Kahn at an “invite only party” the Championship results were about to crank it up a notch.

Three more 1-0 victories (Birmingham, Bolton and Wolves) were added while he also correctly forecast that league leaders Derby would fold at Fulham.

But it was Watford’s fightback from 2-0 down after 20 minutes to beat Leeds 3-2 that kept the wheels on the bus for the six-figure payout – in the time it takes to watch Fifty Shade of Grey.

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Well done to you sir!

Your picture gets pride of place in our ever expanding Punting Hall of Fame and left Paddy staring down the barrel of a second whopper payout after one Irish punter had his pants down for €206k midweek.

And Cheltenham’s just around the corner. Gulp!

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