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04th Sep 2017

Irish punter turns a tenner into €78,000 after 33,000/1 and 1,500/1 bets pay off

Some folks have all the luck.

Conor Heneghan


A fantastic Friday by anyone’s standards.

If the activities of the last few days left a hole in your pocket, then the last thing you probably want to hear about is a punter who drastically improved their fortunes over the weekend.

If you don’t, then look away now…

After a trip to a pub in Portlaoise on Friday, a man decided to pay a visit to a Ladbrokes outlet in the town and while there, placed €10 worth of bets on that day’s Euromillions draw that ended up exceeding his wildest expectations.

The anonymous punter in question correctly selected four of the five numbers from the main draw – 3, 7, 8 and 14.

He successfully placed four €2 bets on three numbers, each coming in at 1500/1, landing him €12,000 and €2 on four numbers at 33,000/1, winning him another €66,000. He will be collecting his winnings of almost €80,000 on Monday evening.

Commenting on the punter’s windfall, Hayley O’Connor of Ladbrokes said: “Most people out in the pub on Friday evening wake up out of pocket on Saturday. This guy woke up having won nearly €80,000! The only one with the Monday blues is us!

“This is one of many big payouts we’ve had on numbers this year,” O’Connor added.

“Fortune hasn’t favoured us in the Euromillions.”

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