31st of August 2010 Author: Glo Wood
UK punter earns GBP 500 000 in just two shrewd moves
This weekend a Skybet online sports gambler in Hampshire, England will be breaking out the champagne and celebrating two remarkable five-fold accumulator bet wins within 24 hours of each other.
The anonymous punter netted a total of GBP 500 000 at the end of last week, earning an impressive GBP 250 000 from a stake of GBP 450 on Thursday and a day later hitting another GBP 250 000 from a stake of GBP 600.
Lightning struck twice for the punter when his GBP 450 five-fold football bet on BATE (3/1), Apoel Tel Aviv (7/4), Debrecen (7/2), NK Maribor (2/1) and Atktobe (11/4) was landed.
And the next day the same punter repeated the feat with a GBP 600 five-fold bet consisting of Djurdardens 2/1, MTK Budapest 6/4, Kaiserslautern 13/2, Southend 10/3 FC Ergzebirge 8/13, which came in for a return of another GBP 250 000.
Sky Bet's senior football compiler Mike Triffitt said: "Bookmakers are normally happy when a whole host of short-priced favourites lose, but this particular customer excels at lumping numerous outsiders together.
"His luck was in on Thursday as three of his selections were landed by late goals and we paid out GBP 250 000 and hoped that was the end of it.
"Last night Bayern (Munich) were all the rage before kick-off and the hosts Kaiserslautern went off as an unfancied 13/2 shots but went on to win 2-0. Couple that with Southend's first away win since last Christmas at Bradford and it turned into a disastrous 24 hours for our traders.
"It's incredible really; to win GBP 250 000 once is amazing - to do it on successive days is every punters' dream."
Triffitt revealed that this is not the first big win for the man from Hampshire - earlier this month he harvested a cool GBP 90 000 when a treble bet proved positive.
When successful, accumulator bets, sometimes known as 'laying a parlay', are a way of converting a relatively small stake into a large dividend by carrying over the winnings on one event to be placed as the stake on the next event, and so on, for a pre-determined number of events.
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