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David Thompson 19th Sep 2011 - 13:11

Nothing Fishy About Grimsby Punter's £100k Win!


A Grimsby based Manchester United fan was celebrating this weekend - and not just because his side managed to maintain their 100% record in the Premier League but because he won over £100,000 from an £8 bet with William Hill. The mystery man, who wishes to remain anonymous, selected 12 sides to win on his football accumulator and all duly obliged. The 37 year old punter who regularly has an accumulator at the weekend, had never hit the jackpot until Saturday and scooped £101,647.97 when Leeds, Crawley, Hearts, Tranmere, Hull, Peterborough, Sheffield Wednesday, Morecambe, Shrewsbury, Macclesfield, Gillingham and Sheffield Utd all won.


"It is incredibly difficult to pick even one winner, so to have 12 sides all come in is quite a feat and one that was priced at over 12,700/1," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "With a haul of over £100,000, he could spend the rest of the season following United home and away."


Winning bet:

£8           12 fold


7/10       Leeds

4/6         Crawley

3/4         Hearts

21/20     Tranmere

5/4         Hull

11/10     Peterborough

6/4         Sheffield Wednesday

9/4         Morecambe

17/10     Shrewsbury

8/5         Macclesfield

6/5         Gillingham

5/6         Sheffield United



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