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Hereford Medical Worker wins £71,000 on Coral Football Jackpot

| 11.09.2013

Jim Wyatt, a 54 year old married man from Hereford, has won £71,037.40 for just a £1 bet on Coral’s ‘Football Jackpot’ after correctly predicting the results of thirteen football matches.

The first twelve matches took place over Saturday and Sunday, and the final match to determine whether Jim Wyatt’s bet would win took place last night with Wyatt requiring Preston to beat Oldham for his bet to be successful. Preston went two goals ahead but then Oldham pulled one goal back with minutes to play. However Preston held on for a 2 v 1 win that saw Wyatt claim the Football Jackpot.

Wyatt, a medical records administrator at Hereford County Hospital, said today, “I was watching the Preston match in The Herdsman Pub in Hereford, and when Oldham pulled a goal back and the fourth official then held up a board saying four minutes of injury time, I had my head in my hands and couldn’t watch the screen for the rest of the game. They were the longest four minutes of my life and it was an amazing feeling of relief when the final whistle blew”

Wyatt, added, “It was even more incredible to win, as I put a bet on the ‘Football Jackpot’ last week and every one of my fifteen selections got beat!”

When asked what he would do with the money, Jim Wyatt simply said, “I have no idea, but I might start by paying off a few of my bar tabs!”

Simon Clare, Coral PR Director, said today, “It is a fantastic achievement to predict thirteen out of thirteen football matches correctly and Jim Wyatt deserves every penny of his £71,037.40. We launched the Football Jackpot at the start of the season with the aim of giving small staking punters the chance to win life-changing sums of money, and this couldn’t happen to a nicer guy than Jim.”

In total, there were six winning customers of this week’s Coral ‘Football Jackpot’ all winning £71,037.40 (sharing a total win pool of £426,224). Another winner, a school teacher from Stratford, East London, has collected his winnings but declined publicity, whilst the other four winning customers have yet to come forward. There were only 13 matches on last weekend’s ‘Football Jackpot’ as 2 of the intended matches were postponed at a late stage due to international call-ups.




Further Information Contact

Simon Clare 07860 465139



Coral customers can place their Football Jackpot bets via coupons available in Coral’s 1800 shops, or online at 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 by Coral 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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Simon Clare

Simon Clare joined Coral in 1997 as Racecourse PR representative and was
promoted to Coral PR Director in October 2002. Between 2008 to 2011 Clare
added Trading to his responsibilities in a new role as Coral Trading & PR
Director. In 2011 he relinquished his Trading responsibilities and assumed a
new wider role of PR & Broadcast Director responsible for all Coral Public
Relations activity, CoralTV and Social Media. Clare has extensive broadcast
experience on radio and television commenting on a diverse range of betting events from the obvious - horse racing, football and sport - to the more obscure - politics, reality TV, showbiz and the weather.
Simon Clare is a keen sports fan, still turning out for Carshalton FC on a
Saturday when work allows.