The excitement of winning the bet is priceless. Some people are ready to go far just to catch that feeling one more time. We would like to show you the oddest people came up with and ended up winning.
Knights and TV shows
The man whose name is unknown visited one of the local betting shops and placed one of the most ridiculous bets ever. In 1889 he wanted to bet on a couple of events that up to him will still be relevant by the year of 2000. He stated that by then Cliff Richard will be knighted, U2 will still be together, EastEnders will still be on BBC and both Neighbours & Home and Away will still be on air. Too much you would say? Not for this guy, he managed to flip his £30 investment into a £194.000 payday in around eleven years.
From a stable boy to millionaire
Do you believe in miracles? Lots of us do, especially during the holiday season. Conor Murphy assembled a $1.5 million worth accumulator bet. He placed $75 on his boss’s horses to win in a couple of races and guess what? He got himself a very nice Christmas present after three months of waiting.
One of the punters from Cambridgeshire decided to open up a betting account to save for his son’s future. He must have selected a nice strategy because it only took him one week and 8 bets to gather a serious amount. The father placed a 10-folder that flipped his £1 into £169.923. Thanks to his son, he now saved up enough to buy a new house.
Horse racing has seen lots of crazy bets, but this guy knew what he was doing. All thanks to the horse named Wall Street. Darren Yeats placed an acca bet with some interesting total odds of just 25001.00 (25000/1). Just 25,000 to 1!!! The punter probably made one of the best decisions of his life because the bet he placed landed and brought him £550.000, just from a £59 investment.
Unlike lighting bettors can strike twice
General practice does not suggest betting on your favourite team, because it eliminates the ability to assess the chances critically. Well, the love did not blind one of the Manchester United fans. In 1999 the anonymous punter placed a £2.5 bet on Manchester United winning the Champions League final and won £157,000. A couple of years later he came back and wagered just 30 pence on a Bayern Munich 15-folder bet, that is claimed by William Hill to be the world record, and collected £500.000 in winnings. If that does not impress you enough, the odds for his second bet were more than 1.5 million to 1. What about now? Do you think he is cold-headed or crazy?
More guesses bigger wins
Dean Clay probably was one of the long accumulator bets. Once he got so into betting that ended with a £2 14-folder. He couldn’t take the pressure and had to skip the last game on his slip to relax and play golf. Good choice? You decide, but a lucky punter collected £92.944 after scoring a couple of holes.
The elite squad
Every sports bettor remembers the 7:1 blowout loss of the Brazil national soccer team to Germany. Nobody could have predicted such an outcome but wait...realy nobody? It has been confirmed by top online bookmakers that there have been only 8 people how have placed a Correct Score 7:1 bet. Some of you might know about the screenshot of a $46.000 win, but that is no more than just another Internet legend.
As you see, landing a longshot is not that hard, at least that’s how it seems after these stories. Remember not let this get over your head too much and get carried away.
Happy betting and let us know about your oddest bets that brought you a fortune!