William Hill - National bet
A man who put a total bet of £30 on the top three horses in the Grand National has won £65,000.
Jason Darmody, from Swindon, selected three horses to finish in the top four of the race.
Bookmakers William Hill said the win, which had an 11,848-to-one chance of coming in, was the biggest the company was aware of for this year's National.
He backed Mon Mome, Comply or Die and My Will, which finished first, second and third respectively.
"It seemed like an age before it flashed on the screen and I kept looking at my ticket," Mr Darmody said.
"I was looking at the screen then went, 'aargh I've won'."
The lucky gambler said he had gone to a party to watch the race.
"I knew I had the winner but I didn't know who came second and third," he said.
Mr Darmody telephoned a friend, who he said knew more about gambling.
He told him he believed Mr Darmody had won anything up to £100,000.
"I stood in the queue at the bookies and when I got to the front the man said 'this is really really big'," he said.
The manager of the shop asked him to step to one side.
"I thought, 'oh no don't say I've filled the form out wrong'," said Mr Darmody.
"He said if a race is more than 1.1 miles long they pay an extra 10%.
"I didn't sleep for a couple of days afterwards."
The horse Mon Mome won the Grand National on Saturday despite having odds of 100-1.
Taken from BBC website, but the bit that interested me is if the race is more than 1.1 miles long they pay an extra 10%. Anybody know if this is just in a shop??? Can't find anything on this on-line???
Thanks - and oh...lucky sod!!!!!
Thanks for the link, I didn't see this. Nice work if you can get it!
Interesting things odds. Funny how people up and down the land play the lottery each week and yet to get 5 balls correct the odds are about 1 in 55,500. That will only give you a return of around £1,500. (bonus ball will give you £100,000 but the odds are then 1 in 2.3million).
Its funny how the human brain works.
It does sound like the kind of thing they'd offer in a shop only perhaps, I can't say I've ever come across it online. Very nice result for that bloke, bet he was a tad nervous when the manager pulled him to one side!
I wonder how many people would play if you had to choose 1 number between 1 and 13,900,000 rather than 6 between 1 and 49?
Originally Posted by bish
I like stories like this - every credit to the bloke. Must of seen that one in a dream though!