A 50-year-old man from Banbury has scooped more than £30,000 after placing a £2 bet on a football accumulator.
The customer, who wished to remain anonymous, paid a visit to the Coral shop on Orchard Way on Saturday and backed 13 teams to win and the League Two fixture between Bury and Wycombe to end in a draw.
The teams he backed to win were Wolverhampton Wanderers, Shrewsbury Town, Middlesbrough, Ipswich Town, Norwich City, MK Dons, Northampton Town, Swindon Town, Bolton Wanderers, Bristol City, Crystal Palace, Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur.
And when 4.50pm arrived on Saturday, he couldn’t believe his luck when all his results came in and he picked up the jackpot of £39,285.
He said: “As soon as I can get some time off work, I am going to take my family on a long weekend break with my winnings. I’ve always wanted a Jaguar car but they don’t come cheap. Thanks to my win this weekend, I now have the luxury of being able to afford one.”
Britain’s bookmakers suffered their worst weekend of football outcomes in their history after a perfect storm of football results cost the industry in excess of £40 million.
John Hill of Coral said: “This has been the worst weekend of football results we have ever encountered. Thousands of punters turned minimal stakes into five-figure pay-outs, leaving the industry loss well in excess of £40 million.”