Tom Hanks Opens Up On Surprising Premier League Bet That Could Earn Him A Lot Of Cash


The legendary Tom Hanks has proven through his long and illustrious career that he knows how to pick a winner, and it seems he’s still making the right decisions.

The screen icon was in Europe this week promoting his latest film, A Hologram For The King, when he revealed that he made a rather wise bet at the beginning of this year’s surprising football season, The Mirror reports.

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The Toy Story star explained:

You know what I did at the start of the season? Put £100 on Leicester City.

I think I’ll do okay.

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When pushed for details however Hanks changed the subject, telling reporters to find a local Leicester fan who’d put a pony (£25) on the Foxes and could soon be a millionaire.

At the start of the season the most generous of bookies was offering 5,000-1 on Leicester to win the Premier League, which if you put a £25 bet on would net you a cool £125,000.

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If Hanks’ bet works out though he stands to win £500,000, small change for him, but not a bad return on investment at all.

Mind you even if he were to cash out the Cast Away star would still pocket north of £400k.

Maybe he could invest that in a sequel to one of his more popular films? Forrest Gump in Space anyone?

Tom Percival

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.