Punter takes bookies to the cleaners with outrageous £264,712 football acca win | The Sun

VERY few will ever have cheered a goalless draw more than this genius punter, who nailed a once-in-a-lifetime acca win over the weekend.

This Betfair customer took home an earth-shattering £264,712 after correctly predicting the results of 13 Premier League and Championship matches on Saturday.

The bettor placed £50 on the 13-fold at astronomical odds of 5,273/1 including three away wins and FOUR draws.

Things could scarcely have started better with Tottenham and Middlesbrough both securing victories in the early kick-offs.

Everton, Chelsea, Fulham, Blackburn, Leicester, Ipswich and Leeds then all secured fairly comfortable wins at 3pm.

The Cardiff vs Watford and Millwall vs Hull matches were all-level heading into the final 30 minutes, and this punter will have been jumping for joy when Coventry equalised in the 88th-minute against Norwich.

12 down, one to go…

With just one draw separating this bettor from a quarter of a million – the impulse to cash out for an enormous amount would have been seriously tempting.

Winning selections


  • Brentford vs TOTTENHAM
  • Sunderland vs MIDDLESBROUGH
  • EVERTON vs Bournemouth
  • FULHAM vs Sheffield United
  • Burnley vs CHELSEA
  • Queens Park Rangers vs BLACKBURN
  • LEEDS vs Bristol City
  • IPSWICH vs Preston
  • LEICESTER vs Stoke
  • Cardiff vs Watford – draw
  • Coventry vs Norwich – draw
  • Millwall vs Hull – draw
  • Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest – draw

Stake: £50

Odds: 5,273/1

Returns: £264,712.40

But they let it ride, and banked on Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest drawing at Selhurst Park.

It finished 0-0 with very few likely to be as happy as our lucky punter, who secured a life-changing £264,712.

Betfair Spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said: "It's been a memorable day for one Betfair punter who has taken us to the absolute cleaners with a game changing 13-fold accumulator, winning an incredible £264,000.

"Hats off to the punter who, not only predicted a number of wins, but also correctly predicted four draws in matches across the Premier League and Championship.

"An 88th minute equaliser for Coventry against Norwich really rubbed the salt in our wounds, but that’s football, and from everyone at Betfair we have to wish them a huge congratulations!"

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