Dundalk help lucky punter land €220k bonanza with astonishing 6,277/1 accumulator
A Cork punter is celebrating today after his €35 accumulator netted him a cool €220,000.
The Paddy Power customer gambled on five horses and three soccer bets.
His bet got off to the perfect start when Zain Emperor and Sword Exceed romped home at Lingfield before Up Ten Down Two and Nick Vedder maintained his momentum by landing victories at Newcastle.
Swish was first to the post in Dundalk to make five from five on his racing selections as his attention turned to the evening’s football.
Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk side continued the streak by leading at half time and full time just down the road at Oriel Park and things continued to get better for the Leesider as Aberdeen achieved the same result against Dundee.
It was left to Derby County to land the windfall by beating QPR and they duly obliged with Matej Vydra hitting the winner for the rams on the 70th minute.
Féilim Mac An Iomaire, a spokesperson for Paddy Power, said “It may have come a day early but it’s fair to say that this Corkman has made a fool out of the lot of us. Landing eight selections across three racing fixtures and three football matches is no small feat and we can only congratulate him on pulling our pants down.”
7/2 Zain Emperor 1400 @ Lingfield (W)
9/4 Sword Exceed 1430 @ Lingfield (W)
5/2 Up Ten Down Two 1745 @ Newcastle (W)
7/2 Nick Vedder 1815 @ Newcastle (W)
8/15 Swish 1900 @Dundalk (W)
11/10 Dundalk HT/FT Dundalk vs Drogheda (W)
19/10 Derby Derby vs QPR (W)
13/10 Aberdeen HT/FT Dundee vs Aberdeen (W)