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A few of us like to have a flutter on the Snooker, but can you imagine nailing a 15 match accumulator and winning a hefty six-figure sum from one of the nation's leading bookmakers?

Well, that is exactly what has happened to one punter in Somerset. The bettor, who wishes to be anonymous, went into a branch of Ladbrokes in Somerset on Sunday evening and made a £100 bet on the outcome of 15 individual matches in the World Open, which is being played in Yushan, China, the following day.

​Placed on one of the shop's BetStations, the person required all 15 match results to go his way, or he would have won nothing and lost the £100. He ended up with £100,124.82!

The 15-match accumulator in full and the prices for each match

Matthew Selt to beat Lee Walker (4/5)

Robert Milkins to beat David Lilley (4/11) 

Ricky Walden to beat Dominic Dale (2/5) 

Fergal O'Brien to beat Zhao Xintong (11/8) 

Marco Fu to beat Peter Ebdon (4/11) 

Noppon Saengkham to beat Rod Lawler (4/9) 

Stephen Maguire to beat Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (4/11) 

Jamie Jones to beat Zhou Yuelong (1/1) 

Barry Hawkins to beat Akani Songsermsawad (3/10) 

Gary Wilson to beat Tom Ford (5/6) 

Jack Lisowski to beat Chris Wakelin (2/5) 

Jak Jones to beat Zhang Anda (8/5) 

Ali Carter to beat Rory McLeod (2/9) 

Ryan Day to beat Robbie Williams (1/3) 

Luca Brecel to beat Scott Donaldson (8/13)

The bet is quite extraordinary as it featured outsiders and matches which were very hard to call. There were a number of very tight outcomes in the selected matches. Remember, one wrong call meant the entire bet would have lost - 

- Selt had to win the last three frames to defeat Walker 5-4

- Milkins had to win the last two frames to defeat Lilley 5-4

​- O'Brien defeated Zhao 5-4

- Fu had to win the last two frames to defeat Ebdon 5-4

- Maguire defeated Un-Nooh 5-4

- Brecel defeated Donaldson 5-4

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “This is the biggest snooker accumulator win we’ve ever seen placed on a BetStation. Predicting the wins of 15 games has sent our traders snooker loopy, but we can only applaud this gentleman’s belief.”

I'm sure the winner is celebrating today, although £100 is a very big amount to place on such a multiple bet.

I'm delighted when I get a £10 double right...

Article written and published on the 7th August 2018