PUNTER WINS £100k ON 15-MATCH SNOOKER ACCA
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