A lucky women has turned a measly $7.50 AUD into more than $410,000 AUD selecting horses solely on their names at last nights Goodood meeting in UK.
The single mother of two placed £4.52 in bets on five horses which returned her more than £246,000 with bookmaker William Hill.
The bets consisted of 10 x 10p each way doubles, 10 x 10p each way trebles, a 5 x 5p each way fourfold and a 1p EW fivefold for a total stake of £4.52.
👏 Unbelievable bet today at #GloriousGoodwood
💷 £4.52 staked
🤑 £246,238.73 won
10p EW Dbls
10p EW Trbls
5p EW 4-folds
1p EW 5-fold
— William Hill Betting (@WilliamHill) August 1, 2017
Rupert Adams, a spokesman for William Hill told The Sun: “Some of our racing traders have been in the game for 40 years and none of them can remember such an astonishing bet that so nearly cost us a million.
“A few were almost having heart attacks watching the final race, but the punter inside all of us was cheering on the lady’s last selection and it was in front for a long way.
“But I am not sure if the boss would approve of that. It was every punter’s bet of a lifetime – winning a fortune for less than a fiver.
“A few quid outlay and the lady has a new house – talk about finding your dream home.”
Mr Adams said the woman likes to occasionally “bet for fun” and chooses her horses based on their names.