Neath punter lands over 170,000 pounds on Football Jackpot
A 35-year old man from Neath, Wales is more than £170,000 richer this week, after he landed leading bookmaker Coral’s unique Football Jackpot by correctly predicting the results of 15 football matches. The Swansea fan, who wishes to remain anonymous, staked just £1 on his bet online at coral.co.uk and was the sole winner of last weekend’s bet, meaning he landed £174,821.90.
Coral’s Football Jackpot is a pool bet which accumulates each weekend if the top prize is not won the week before. Last weekend, the final game on the coupon was Chelsea vs Tottenham on Monday evening and the winning punter selected a draw in that tie which proved the correct choice as the game finished 2-2, resulting in Leicester winning the title where they were 5000/1 with Britain’s bookmakers before a ball was kick this season.
The painter from Wales, who regularly plays Coral’s Football Jackpot, was delighted to be the only winner of the top prize. He said: “I still can’t believe I have managed to win the jackpot. Going into the last game, I knew I needed a draw and when Tottenham went 2-0 up, I thought it was all over. Chelsea equalised with seven minutes to go and that was the longest seven minutes of my life.
“I’m a huge Swansea fan but I’ll always be grateful to Eden Hazard who scored the equaliser. I may even get a shirt with his name on framed and put up on my wall.
“It will be nice to treat my family to a holiday with my winnings and then look to put the rest towards paying off my mortgage.”
Coral spokesman, John Hill commented: “It’s never easy predicting 15 correct football results, especially considering the number of draws last weekend. It seems quite fitting that the last result needed for our winning customer was the one which completed the fairytale season for Leicester who wrapped up the Premier League title with the draw at Stamford Bridge”
Everton to beat Bournemouth
Newcastle to beat Crystal Palace
Stoke to draw with Sunderland
Watford to beat Aston Villa
West Ham to beat West Brom
Nottingham Forest to draw with Wolves
Sheffield Wednesday to beat Cardiff
Arsenal to beat Norwich
Manchester United to draw with Leicester
Southampton to beat Manchester City
Walsall to beat Fleetwood
Brighton to draw with Derby
Burnley to beat QPR
Chelsea to draw with Tottenham