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Dagenham man wins £544,271 on Football Jackpot for just a £1

A thirty year old man from Dagenham yesterday won £544,271 having placed a bet of £1 on football with Coral.

The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, put a £1 bet on Coral’s new Football Jackpot bet requiring him to correctly predict the outcome of 15 football matches over the weekend. The final match was last night’s Southend v Oxford United match and the home side’s three nil win secured the Dagenham punter his life-changing sum.

Simon Clare, Coral PR Director, spoke to the customer shortly before the Southend v Oxford match kicked-off.

The customer, who placed the bet over a week ago on the Coral website, said, “I’ve been putting a £1 bet on with Coral on the Football Jackpot each week since the start of the season but never expected to win it. It was only on Sunday morning that I realised I had predicted 11 out of 11 and just needed four more matches to come in to win it. The last minute goal by Spurs was unbelievable and then Messi’s hat-trick for Barcelona kept my bet alive.”

Clare then spoke to the customer after the match had ended, and he knew that he was half a million pounds richer.

“I’m still in a state of shock and don’t know what I’m going to do. It’s changed my life. I’m over the moon,” said the Coral customer.

Simon Clare, said today, “I am absolutely thrilled for this guy who earns an average wage in an OK job but will now have a completely different life thanks to this sensational win. He seems like a good bloke, who enjoys a punt, likes his football, and never expected to land the jackpot. He even came out with the classic football cliché “Over The Moon” to describe his feelings when winning. It’s a great story”.

There were two successful tickets in the Coral Football Jackpot so the Dagenham punter shared the pool of just under £1.1 million pounds with another online Coral customer.