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Stuart Dalgleish 17th Nov 2012 - 13:30

Sheffield man wins £122,500 from £20

One lucky punter in Sheffield landed the bet of a lifetime when he turned £20 into £122,550.00 on Thursday.

The man correctly predicted the winners of four races from Southwell, Taunton and Kempton.

The first winner, Dormouse romped home at 4/1 at the 3:10 at Taunton before two 20/1 winners in Flying Pickets and Ace of Spies grabbed wins in Southwell at 3:20 and 3:50 respectively.

The punter, who wishes to remain anonymous, then had a nervous wait until the 7:55 at Kempton when Good Luck Charm won at 9/2 and what a good luck charm it proved to be.

The punter placed an each way fivefold with one non runner - Cadeaux Pearl at Southwell at 14/1.

Had Cadeaux Pearl run and won, the punter would have scooped William Hill's maximum horse payout of £1m, although had it not placed he would have walked away with nothing.

"Had our mystery punter had five runners he could have been a millionaire OR he could have won nothing," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "As it stands, however, we are sure he will be happy with his day's investment."


20/1 Ace of Spies 3:50 Southwell
9/2 Good Luck Charm 7:55 Kempton
4/1 Dormouse 3:10 Taunton
20/1 Flying Pickets 3:20 Southwell
14/1 Cadeaux Pearl 2:20 Southwell - Non Runner

£10 E/W Returns: £122,550.00

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