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Liverpool win costs Pembrokeshire punter £1 million football jackpot

A Pembrokeshire pensioner narrowly missed out on winning £1 million for just £1, after Liverpool’s defeat of Manchester United ended his dreams of landing Coral’s unique Football Jackpot this weekend. However, the betting shop customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, did win more than £72,000 by correctly picking 14 out of 15 correct outcomes on the weekend’s football.

“After correctly predicting the outcome of 12 matches on Saturday, this customer was the only person still in the running for the £1 million jackpot, and after Swansea beat West Brom, he was just two results away from winning the life-changing amount, but unfortunately Manchester United failed to win at Anfield, which ended the dream. However Arsenal’s defeat of Tottenham meant he collected the very nice consolation of £72, 253.57, which he said will still make a huge difference to him,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“New Man United boss David Moyes was unable to improve his record against Liverpool, and who knows, if Sir Alex Ferguson hadn’t retired, maybe there would be a new millionaire in Wales now!” added Stevens.

The fifteen matches on this weekend’s Coral Football Jackpot coupon were:
Cardiff v Everton (draw)
Newcastle v Fulham (home win)
Norwich v Southampton (home win)
West Ham v Stoke (away win)
West Brom v Swansea (away win)
Liverpool v Manchester United (customer picked away win)
Arsenal v Tottenham (home win)
Birmingham v Ipswich (draw)
Blackburn v Bolton (home win)
Wigan v Nottingham Forest (home win)
Yeovil v Reading (away win)
Aberdeen v St Johnstone (draw)
Inverness CT v Hearts (home win)
Crystal Palace v Sunderland (home win)
Motherwell v Kilmarnock (home win)

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Coral customers can place their Football Jackpot bets via coupons available in Coral’s 1800 shops, or online at coral.co.uk or via Coral’s mobile app. The mechanics are simple: Each week the Football Jackpot coupon will contain 15 football matches and customers will be asked to predict either a home win, draw or away win for just a £1 stake. The first sole winner of Football Jackpot is guaranteed to win £1million, and there are also consolation prizes for customers who narrowly miss out. Customers who correctly predict 13 or 14 results will receive a consolation cash payment and depending on the size of the pool and the number of consolation winners even this could run into tens of thousands of pounds. Customers also have the flexibility of either choosing a lucky dip or making their own selections.

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Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438