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.