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Liverpool fan misses out on $1m windfall after cashing out bet before Man Utd goal

The moment Ethan realised he'd narrowly missed out on £800,000
-Credit: (Image: Ethan Conway)


A Liverpool fan was left heartbroken after missing out on a life-changing bet win by cashing out early. Ethan Conway, 24, had placed a $278 (£219/€257) bet on three correct scores on the final day of the Premier League season.

He accurately predicted Liverpool to beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield in Jürgen Klopp's final match, as well as Manchester United to beat Brighton 2-0 and Tottenham to win 3-0 against Sheffield United.

With United only leading Brighton 1-0 going into the closing stages of the match, Ethan decided to play it safe and cashed out early, pocketing an impressive $6.5k (£5.1k/€6k)

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However, when Rasmus Højlund made it 2-0 in the 88th minute, he was left devastated by his decision. Had he decided not to cash out, his 3717/1 bet would've landed him a life-changing $1m (£814k/€956k) fortune.

"I was just tamping, really. Just heartbroken disbelief if anything," he told Wales Online.. "I was looking at new cars, new houses, but obviously it's a different story now. [My family and friends] were in disbelief as well. But obviously they're happy that I won the five grand.

Ethan usually bets on matches every weekend, but this is the first time he's struck lucky and won so big. "I just had a rough guess and it just came in. Just pure luck," he revealed. He's chosen to stash his winnings away, adamant that there's "no chance" he'll be splurging on wagers any time soon.

"I've come out of it now. I've just won that and run," he chuckled. "I probably will [bet again] but not yet. I'll have to get over this one first. It's just the 50/50 chance of it you either cash out or you don't. I'm just gutted really."

* An AI tool was used to add an extra layer to the editing process for this story. You can read the original story in the Daily Mirror by clicking here.