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Online Coral customer scoops over 500k for just two pounds

A Manchester-based punter had extra reason to celebrate his birthday this week, after he scooped more than £500,000 for just a £2 bet on his big day. The 58-year-old warehouse manager, who wishes to remain anonymous, won the £507,702.84 jackpot whilst playing an online slot machine with coral.co.uk on Monday, and in a further twist, he had recently been made redundant from his job, but now plans to retire early on the proceeds of his life changing win.

The customer said: “I had recently lost my job and been offered another role with the company on a short term contract and a significantly lower salary, but now I can hand in my notice and enjoy an early retirement thanks to this windfall.”

“The most I had ever won before was a few hundred pounds, so when Coral got in touch to confirm the win was correct, to say I was gobsmacked is an understatement. Top of my to do list will be treating my two grand-daughters to a surprise holiday in Florida, thanks to what I can say with certainty was the best birthday present I’ve ever had!” he added.

Coral spokesman David Stevens said: “We are delighted our customer has won what will genuinely be a life changing amount, allowing him to take early retirement and remove the pressure of redundancy, although we hope he will settle for just a birthday card from us next year!”