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17th May 2017

Mystery punter in Cork wins over €82,000 after bet comes in at odds of 33,000/1

Conor Heneghan


€2.50 very well spent.

The biggest Irish win from the official Euromillions draw on Tuesday night was €2,000 – a sum collected by 27 people in Ireland – but a punter in Cork won over 40 times that amount after a punt on the draw in a Ladbrokes branch on Tuesday evening.

The punter, whose identity is still a mystery, landed a cool €82,502.50 after correctly selecting four of the five numbers, a €2.50 wager that came good at odds of 33,000/1.

The wager was placed at Ladbrokes’ Drawbridge Street in Cork city centre and in the nick of time too, with the punter in question selecting the lucky numbers – 11, 15, 20 and 30 – an hour before the draw was made.

Commenting on the bet, Hayley O’Connor of Ladbrokes said: “This is so exciting. We don’t know who the lucky punter is yet, only that the bet was placed on a quickslip on Tuesday evening. Whoever they are, I expect they’ll be having a massive holiday this summer!

“This is one of a number of large payouts we’ve had on the Euromillions this year and it is definitely a wager that is growing in popularity.”

Ladbrokes also paid out €33,000 to a Dublin punter for another successful bet from Tuesday’s draw and seeing as there was no winner of the big prize in that draw, the jackpot will be in excess of €100 million on Friday.

Start crossing those fingers.