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Nic Ladds 7th Jul 2010 - 20:39

Punter loses biggest World Cup bet ever

A WILLIAM HILL telephone betting customer who staked a record 500,000 euros on Germany to beat Spain has lost his wager - the largest World Cup bet ever.

'Not only did the 500,000 euro bet lose, but so did the 100,000 and 80,000 euro bets on Germany to win the tournament, and another 75,000 euro wager on them to get past Spain' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

'Even though we have clients with £25,000 and £10,000 on Spain to win the World Cup we will be going into the final celebrating the fact that Germany aren't there.

Germany losing that game made a difference of around £5million to us - it was almost certainly our best World Cup result ever. Now we'd like the Dutch to round off a fantastic tournament for us by beating Spain' .



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