A perfect 11 football results and 50p earn punter 100k with William Hill.
William Hill thought they had beaten the lucky gambler, but he netted £101,540 from a 50p bet after a fortuitous 94th minute winner in the league one match between Norwich City and Southend Utd.
The unnamed small time gambler had backed the 90 minute result in an eleven game football league match accumulator. If one had lost, he would not have received a penny.
The lucky man from London had Norwich's super-sub Oli Johnson to thank, after he headed the winner.
William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe stated: "It's the way the world works. We accept occasionally there's going to be people who have a good number of bets of this nature and we like to think it might encourage other people to have a go. It shows you can win a life changing amount of money without betting a life-changing amount."
Joking that William Hill would now abduct the Norwich striker, he added: "I can tell you Oli Johnson will never play football again this season! Hopefully he'll never score any more goals that will cost us £101,000. We will let him back at the start of next season. Our punter owes him at least a bottle of champagne."
Punter's Perfect Eleven In Full....
1/2 Leeds to beat Oldham
4/9 Norwich to beat Southend
10/11 Port Vale to beat Lincoln
11/5 Scunthorpe v Ipswich draw
9/2 Brighton to beat Charlton
9/4 Gillingham v leyton Orient draw
11/4 Yeovil to beat Walsall
12/5 Wycombe v Southampton draw
12/5 Bury v Morecambe draw
23/10 Cheltenham v Torquay draw
5/1 Bradford beat Rochdale
What is an accumulator?
An accumulator is a multiple bet placed by many small-time punters because it offers the chance to win a substantial amount of money for just a small stake. In this case, the punter risked only 50p - but stood to win over £100k. If the first selection wins, all the money from the original bet and the winnings goes on to the next selection, continually rolling over. As soon as one selection loses, the bet is over.
Why don't you attempt to win 100k with an online football accumulator? This lucky punter would have been even wealthier had he placed an accumulator online on the Blockbuster Coupon, if you pick 1 selection(s) from each section you get a 10% bonus and pick 2 selection(s) from each section and get a 25% bonus.