Ladbrokes punter wins record £272,529.60 on accumulator

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ONE LUCKY Ladbrokes punter has got off to a fantastic start in 2011 after he won a record £272k from a £2.50 nine team accumulator.

The money won breaks all previous records and it ranks as the firm’s biggest ever payout for a multiple bet.

The mystery Berkshire based punter correctly predicted nine results from Wednesday night’s action including shock wins for Wolves and Blackburn. His successful predictions also included Spanish Copa Del Rey ties with the goal sealing the money scored by Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente in the 85th minute to salvage a draw at home to Barcelona.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’d like to congratulate our customer for pulling off what is one of the hardest feats in betting. We expect the champagne corks are popping in Berkshire tonight as they celebrate the biggest football win of all time and raise a glass to Llorente.”

And Britain’s best football punter has given his selections for this weekend in an attempt to do it all again:

Arsenal – Leeds : Draw 4/1
Blackburn – QPR: Blackburn win 4/5
Bristol City: Sheffield Wednesday: Bristol City win 10/11
Chelsea – Ipswich: Chelsea win 1/7
Manchester United – Liverpool: Draw 7/2
Millwall – Birmingham: Birmingham win 11/8
Scunthorpe – Everton: Everton win 4/7
Sheffield United – Aston Villa: Aston Villa win 1/1
Stoke – Cardiff: Draw 12/5

The winning bet in full:

£2.50 nine-fold accumulator paid : £272,529.60
Arsenal – Man City: Draw 11/4
Aston Villa – Sunderland: Sunderland win 11/4
Blackburn – Liverpool: Blackburn win 11/4
Bolton – Wigan: Draw 5/2
Newcastle – West Ham: Newcastle Win 4/5
Wolves – Chelsea: Wolves win 6/1
Athletic Bilbao – Barcelona: Draw 4/1
Deportivo la Coruna – Cordoba: Draw 4/1
Malaga – Sevilla: Malaga win 6/4

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Craig Kemp
Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.