An out-of-work punter has netted a fortune after winning a
50p each-way bet at odds of 706,128 to one.
The gambler - who has been out of work since being laid-off
following heart surgery five years ago - put the tiny bet on a seven-horse
accumulator on Tuesday with bookie William Hill.
And the father of two from Glasgow - who has requested
anonymity - hit the jackpot when Kylladie romped home in the last race of the
day at Kempton Park to win him an astonishing £353,000.
Amazingly, the lucky punter thought he'd only won around
£20,000 - and only realised that he'd won the vast sum when he logged in to his
online betting account and saw the huge figure in his account.
"My brain was a wreck and I couldn't understand the
balance on my account," laughed the man, who plans to buy a house and
visit his sisters overseas. "I regularly place these little bets and
everyone tells me I'm mad. I've hit the bar a few times, but this is
The magnificent seven
- how the £353,000 was won:
4:50 - Brighton - Miss Dutee 12/1
5:00 - Nottingham - Abidhabidubai 15/2
6:30 - Kempton - Poyle Punch 11/2
7:10 - Towcester -
8:00 - Kempton - Loves Theme 9/2
8:40 - Towcester - Timoca 13/2
9:00 - Kempton - Kylladdie 10/3