(PRESS RELEASE) -- An IT worker from London has finally got his hoof on the property ladder after scooping over £72,000 on a horseracing bet.
The man placed the Lucky 15 wager – a combination of singles, doubles, trebles and a fourfold accumulator – in a Samvo Betting Café in Camden.
And just hours later he was celebrating when three of his four selections belied their long odds to win at three separate racecourses.
Rather than an exotic holiday or sports car, the regular customer has now pledged to use his winnings to put down a deposit on a new house.
His first selection, Letemgo, won the 2.20 pm at Wincanton after going off at odds of 40/1. The horse had been priced at 25/1 when he placed the bet, but he was paid out at 40/1 due to Samvo’s best odds guaranteed concession.
He then waited over two hours to see 16/1 shot Pinkneys Prince win the 4:30 pm by a nose at Uttoxeter. And it was another close call at Brighton 10 minutes later when Ficelle won the 4:40 – this time by a neck – after being sent off at 14/1.
His £6 Lucky 15 bet contained one loser. But the three single selections paid out £438, the three doubles £9,402, and the treble £62,730 – giving him a grand total of £72,570 for his £90 stake.
Samvo Camden manager Rob Smith said: “This is the biggest bet we’ve ever paid out on in this shop and we’re delighted that it has gone to one of our regulars. Selecting three winners in one day is no mean feat, but to pick them at such long odds is a fantastic achievement. We all hope he’s very happy in his new home – but comes back to see us very soon!”
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