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Stuart Dalgleish 6th May 2013 - 9:27

Penny punter picks up £209,731 at William Hill!

A small staking Horse Racing punter struck gold on Sunday when winning an amazing £209,731.59 from the UK's leading bookmaker William Hill with a series of 1p bets.

The man - in his forties - wishes to remain anonymous, but regularly places small-staking accumulators in the hope of ‘'knocking the bookmakers for six''!

Selecting 11 horses across three of Sunday's meetings, the Home Counties punter placed a number of 1p accumulator bets using combinations of four, five, six, and 8 of the 11 horses he carefully selected.

Whilst only eight of his 11 selections obliged, it was enough to set-up a jackpot win of over £200,000.

When discussing his win, he commented: ‘'This sort of win is completely alien to me! I've had a couple of four-figure wins in the past, but I never expected this. I'm going to chill out over the next few days thinking about how to spend the money, but it'll go a long way in the current climate. I'll probably pay off the mortgage, and i'm a bit of a car fan, so I might see about a vintage sports car!''

Kate Miller, spokeswoman for William Hill, said: ‘'this is one of the luckiest bets we've ever seen and the one all punters dream of. Accumulators are incredibly popular bets to place and a couple of times a year we'll be hit by a large winner, but to see one with penny stakes is almost unique.''

The Bets
1p win 4-folds, stake £3.30, return £3,606.49
1p win 5-folds, stake £4.62, return £21,127.08
1p win 6-folds, stake £4.62, returns £73,703.69
1p e/w 8-folds, stake £3.30, returns £111,294.33
Total Stakes: £15.84
Total Winnings: £209,731.59

The Horses
SELECTION RACE ODDS RESULT
NEWMARKET
Stencive 2:05pm Newmarket 5/2 LOST
Gabriel's Lad 3:10pm Newmarket 5/1 LOST
Sky Lantern 3:50pm Newmarket 10/1 WON
SALISBURY
Sun Central 2:20pm Salisbury 9/2 WON
Swing Easy 3:35pm Salisbury 7/2 WON
Fleeting Smile 4:45pm Salisbury 15/8 WON
HAMILTON
Nasharra 1:40pm Hamilton 6/1 WON
Flipping 2:15pm Hamilton 8/1 LOST
O Ma Lad 4:00pm Hamilton 11/2 WON
Coral Sands 5:10pm Hamilton 25/1 WON
Two Turtle Doves 5:45pm Hamilton 11/1 WON

NOTE FOR EDITORS
What is an accumulator?
An accumulator bet allows two or more selections to be combined into a single bet. By doing so, the successful linked selections will return higher odds than they would if they had been bet on individually.
A double combines two selections, a treble three selections, a four-fold will combine four, a five-fold five selections and so on.
About William Hill:

William Hill, The Home of Betting, is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing more than 17,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is now the UK's largest bookmaker with around 2,400 licensed betting offices that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events, gaming on machines and numbers-based products including lotteries. William Hill Online (www.williamhill.com) is one of Europe's leading online betting and gaming businesses, providing customers with the opportunity to access William Hill's products online, through their mobile, by telephone and by text services. William Hill US was established in June 2012 and provides land-based and mobile sports betting services in Nevada, and is the exclusive risk manager for the State of Delaware's sports lottery. The Group acquired the Sportingbet Australia business in March 2013, which is one of the leading online corporate bookmakers in Australia, offerings sports betting products online, by telephone and via mobile devices. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and became part of the FTSE100 in May 2013. The Group generates revenues of over £1.2bn a year.

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