Punter hits bookies for €10,000
Published 03/03/2011 | 05:00
A LUCKY punter has won €10,000 after placing a €25 bet just moments after Ireland's fortunes began to turn yesterday during their sensational cricket game.
The shrewd fan placed the bet just as Ireland began their comeback against England.
When Kevin O'Brien came in to bat the punter went online and placed the bet at odds of 399/1 that the Irish cricket team would beat the English Test giants. And his quick thinking netted him a prize of €10,000.
But he wasn't alone in his armchair betting as more than €3m was traded on Betfair at odds of 1/100 on favourites England taking the match after their innings returned 327 runs.