UK betting giants Coral have recently had to pay out the largest ever winning sum on a Horse race. We’re sure when this bet was placed they didn’t think there was any chance of the man actually winning. Now they will be wishing he never came into the bookies as they have to pay a sum that is not too far away from a Million pounds.
A man in Leicester is the lucky winner and from a 19-pound bet managed to bag himself 822,972.75. This figure is truly incredible and would undoubtedly change anybody’s life. When placing the 5 winning selection I’m sure even he didn’t think there was much chance of this paying off. Leicester seems to have been the lucky city recently, winning the Premier League last year at incredible 5000/1 odds (somebody also managed to cash in on that winning a nice 20 thousand pounds!).
The winner has already expressed just how happy he I saying “I’ve been placing these accumulator bets pretty much every day for twenty years, and winning this bet is the realization of a lifetime dream. Over the years I’ve come close landing a big return a couple of times but kept hitting the woodwork, and now I’ve done it I feel remarkably calm. I don’t know if I’ll even carry on betting after this as I feel I’ve achieved my goal”
“My Dad was a bookie and got me into it when I was young. My first winning bet was on Desert Orchid when he won the 1986 King George. I’ve followed the sport and been placing these bets ever since. I never place singles, only accumulators and nearly always with three or more horses in them. I don’t know what I’m going to do with the money, as it’s only just sinking in, but I have a few ideas and it is going to change my life”.
Even the PR Director of Coral Simon Clare was amazed by the sheer size of the sum his company has had to pay, the biggest in their history in fact! He said
“This is the most incredible big-win story that we have ever encountered and a just reward for our customer for twenty years of perseverance placing these ‘small-stake big-win’ bets day-in-day-out.”
“There must be something in the water in Leicester, as the City’s football team landed the biggest shock in football betting history last year winning the Premier League at odds of 5000/1, and now this inspired customer has landed the biggest ever horse-racing win with Coral of over £800k for just £19.”
We hope that the winner enjoys his new found wealth and doesn’t blow it all in the bookies! Although if we were him we’d never go back. Thanks for reading and feel free to check out the rest of our site for some great deals and promo codes from Coral and other betting operators.