I can only imagine this punter was feeling a similar level of elation to Neymar in Rio when he placed and won an optimistic 17-leg football accumulator.
The 25,000/1 odds meant that the Dublin gambler won €246,342.27 with a €10 stake.
The risk-taker’s bets covered Sunday’s matches in the FA Cup, Serie A, La Liga, Greek Superleague, the French Cup, friendly games in Germany and Holland, the Mexican Liga MX and the Qatari Stars League.
Féilim Mac An Iomaire, a spokesperson for Paddy Power, said:
It’s not every day that you land a 25,000/1 shot but he’ll have felt as though he’s earned it after having to endure several nail-biting finishes.
17 legs across over half a dozen countries is outrageously ambitious and we’re only too happy to congratulate him on his winnings.
Often accumulator punters are cursed by bad luck, but this guy won despite having to endure 87th minute goals in two of the 17 matches and a last-gasp strike from AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca helping him on his way, Joe reports.
With that sort of win, no wonder he wants to remain anonymous.