Quids in and still keeping his identity secret
8:50am Thursday 14th March 2013 in Latest News
A MYSTERY punter who scooped nearly £90,000 on a 15p bet has collected his winnings but remains anonymous after he refused to speak to the media.
The Swindon man went to his local Coral store on Monday night to claim his bounty of £89,919.39.
The customer, a regular at the shop in Moredon Road, placed the 14-match accumulator bet on Saturday morning on that afternoon’s football.
The bet came in after Tom Shaw, of Cambridge United, scored the winner for his side against Woking with just 17 seconds on the clock.
The mystery gambler is said to have put on three similar bets every week never spending more than 50p in total in the hope that a big win would come in.
He defied odds of nearly 600,000-1 to scoop the prize, predicting the correct results in games spanning the Football League and Blue Square Bet Premier.
Correct results included Charlton beating Huddersfield, Burton Albion beating Cheltenham and Sheffield United drawing with MK Dons, but his home team of Swindon were not on the betting slip.
David Stevens, spokesman for Coral, said: “It was an amazing piece of tipping to get all 14 outcomes correct, at odds of almost 600,000-1, and it just goes to show that you don’t have to bet big money to win big money.”