Local woman wins over €13K with €1 lucky dip football bet
The punter, who wants to remain anonymous, picked eight football teams at random with massive odds of 13,365/1.
The bet won thanks to a number of sporting upsets in Saturday’s EFL Cup, with Cambridge United beating Birmingham 1-0, and Coventry holding out for a 1-0 win against MK Dons, despite going down to ten men after just 27 minutes.
The bet was placed in the MintBet outlet in Muff and the winnings collected in Derry.
MintBet CEO Tom McBride congratulated the customer on her incredible win saying: “I’m delighted for the lucky customer, this is another legendary small-stake, big-win betting shop story.
“It’s inspiring to think that a punter walked into our shop with €1 in her hand and came back later to collect more than €13,000 winnings. What’s even more amazing is that she picked the eight teams completely at random as a lucky dip, so Lady Luck was clearly on her side.”
Mr McBride added: “This has been a very difficult time with the COVID crisis, and hopefully this story will be morale-boosting for punters and everyone.”