Punter’s Great Cashout Wins Him £223,000
A lucky gambler pulled off what may be one of the best timed decisions in gambling history over the Christmas weekend.
The mystery punter had placed a £1 bet that was on course to win him £1.2 million but instead landed £223,000 when he opted to cash in on a 21-leg football accumulator with just four minutes to go before the final whistle of the Plymouth Argyle vs Wycombe Wanderers match.
At that point 20 of his 21 bets had come through and he was on course to make it a full house as Plymouth looked likely to win the game. However, he decided not to risk it and cashed out the bet, a lucky move since Wycombe’s Myles Weston scored a last gasp goal to level the score. Had he not cashed out he would have been left with nothing.