While most of us spend the international week wishing it to be over one
clever lucky punter used it to his advantage.
The gambler strolled into a Paddy Power in Coventry and stuck just 25 pennies on an 11-fold accumulator.
A shot to nothing, you might say.
Because of the nature of the bet he put on, in which 11 teams had to win and there had to be over 2.5 goals in the game, Paddy Power offered him odds of 820,728/1.
First up on the Friday night were comfortable wins for Czech Republic, Denmark and Northern Ireland.
France made the punter sweat by going behind before goals from Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet turned the game around.
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- This punter has won £116k in an epic accumulator (and it’s all thanks to Glenn Murray)
It also took a last minute winner for Armenia over Montenegro to overturn a 2-0 deficit and keep the accumulator on track.
So far so good.
Then we turn to the badlands of English League Football, with League One and League Two fighting on in the face on the international break.
Wins for Port Vale, Blackpool, Leyton Orient, Cambridge United and Plymouth sealed a spectacular windfall.
He’d turned 25p into £205,182. Bookies well and truly bashed.
You’ll never hear us complaining about the international break again.
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