Punter Teaches William Hill How To Turn £11 Into £190k
A man from Surrey was the toast of the town after his £11 Champions League bet transformed into a mammoth £189,597.50 as Chelsea bagged their 94th minute winner against Shakhtar.
The lucky punter correctly selected four correct scores from Wednesday night's matches including Chelsea's 3-2 victory at 22/1 and Manchester United's 3-1 victory vs Braga at 14/1. The two results were included in a yankee (six doubles, four trebles and a fourfold) alongside Benfica (2-0 @ 15/2) and Valencia (4-2 @ 50/1). Had Moses not scored his late winner, the punter would have only scooped £7,828.50.
"This is the first time I have ever seen a bet quite like this," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "It is usually hard enough to correctly predict one correct score, but to guess four is astounding. This punter will surely offer to buy Victor Moses a drink after his last gasp winner."
The massive payout to this customer was just the tip of the iceberg as Victor Moses' late winner cost William Hill well over a million pounds.