It was a fantastic Cheltenham Festival 2017 and as news of more winners emerge, out of the biggest ones around we have found is a massive £251,384 win that one punter at Ladbrokes landed from a Lucky 31 bet. This punter probably enjoyed the final day of racing from Prestbury Park a lot more than others did, thanks to their selections.
The punter, who is a 67 year old factory worker, placed a Lucky 31 bet at £1 each-way at Ladbrokes. The bettor had backed Arctic Fire in the County Hurdle at 22/1, Penhill in the Albert Bartlett at 14/1, Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter at 22/1, and Champagne Classic in the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle at 25/1.
If Dodging Bullets had won the final race of the Cheltenham Festival 2017 then the savvy punter would have collected a million-pound win.
The punter, who remained anonymous, told Ladbrokes: “I love my racing and always like to have a bet during the Cheltenham Festival. I don’t bet much, but when I do, it’s always on outsiders and each-way as well. I was watching the racing in my local Ladbrokes shop and when I realised that my bet could come in, I couldn’t stand to watch anymore so I left.”
He continued: “As soon as I realised that I won this amount of money, I was ecstatic, but it hasn’t quite sunk in yet, my heart’s still pounding. My wife has always wanted a bungalow and now we can buy one and make the dream happen.”
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “In a week where bookmakers emerged as the winners, this one punter made sure we didn’t get away scot-free. However, after making some incredible predictions, we couldn’t be happier to pay the winnings to a lifelong racing fan.”
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