Pic: An Irish punter hit the bookies for over €30,000 with an 8-leg accumulator last weekend 5 years ago

Pic: An Irish punter hit the bookies for over €30,000 with an 8-leg accumulator last weekend

That should pay the bills racked up over Christmas

Most of us could do with an extra few quid to help replenish the bank balance after the festive period, but one lucky Irish punter could probably manage for the rest of the year with the windfall he received last weekend.

JOE reader Kieran Lynch from Newcastle West in Limerick must have barely been able to believe his luck when a €25 bet on an 8-leg accumulator came good last Friday, netting him over €30,000, or €30,242.61 to be precise.

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The odds on Kieran’s bet – which was waged on a series of horse races taking place last Friday – were over 1,200/1 and if his friends are wondering who's getting the drinks in for the next few weeks, they know where to look.

Hat-tip to Kieran Lynch for sending this one our way