Thursday 22 March 2018

Soccer fan wins €102,000 with long-shot bet

A LUCKY Irish soccer fan has defied the odds to win over €102,000 with a long-shot €150 12-game accumulator.

The canny punter, who is from the north-west but who wishes to remain anonymous, is celebrating after his bet hit the back of the net at odds of 684/1.

All his team selections went on to win their respective league titles, cleaning the bookies out for €102,592.

The lucky streak began with a win by 11/10-shot Juventus to secure the Serie A title.

His next punt was on Galatasaray to land the Turkish Super League title, with odds of 11/8.

FC Basel's two wins last week to secure their fourth Swiss Primera League title on the bounce meant that the final leg of his 12-leg accumulator had clicked.

Irish Independent

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