A shop worker from Surrey is in the money after winning just over £125,000 at Betfred.
The 35-year-old, who has been a Betfred customer for 13 years, placed his usual 10p each-way Goliath on the horses at his local Betfred shop.
He picked eight horses at four meetings – including the Cheltenham Festival – of which two won, four placed and two lost.
Grand Paradis at Cheltenham and Glorious Charmer at Wolverhampton were his two losers – while Mill Green and Ahorsewithnoname at Cheltenham plus Perfect Arch and Breagagh at Down Royal were all placed.
Chambard at Cheltenham and Croagh Patrick at Hexham were both first past the post.
That was meant to result in a windfall of £51,526, but thanks to Betfred’s Best Odds Guaranteed promotion his payout was more than doubled to a whopping £125,395.04.
This huge win means he can now put down a deposit on a new house after getting engaged two months ago.
“It’s a dream come true for me,” said the jubilant punter. “It’s easily my biggest ever win.
“I’ve been putting Goliaths on for a long time. On this occasion I was in a bit of a hurry to meet a friend, and so it only took me less than an hour to study the form and fill in my coupon in the shop.
“I just can’t believe how much I’ve won – and now I’ll be able to put a deposit down on a house because at the moment I live in a rented flat.
“It’s basically changed my life, and my fiancé just can’t believe it that I’ve won so much.”
Betfred boss Fred Done said: “This is a truly remarkable bet. For a total stake of £49.60, he’s picked my pocket to the tune of just over £125,000.
“Us bookies didn’t have the greatest time at Cheltenham, and I’m not at all surprised with fellas like this who picked eight horses, two of which were not even placed.
“Good luck to him. It’s great that he’s won at such an important time in his life.”
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