Manchester United's shock defeat to Norwich was on the bet slip.

Myster punter turns 20p into £39.933.43 with incredible accumulator

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Football betting is a funny old game. Every weekend thousands of fans try to predict a number of outcomes in the hope of pocketing a healthy sum of cash. However, they often come up short. 

But one lucky punter was given an early Christmas present after he turned a 20p - that's right, 20 pence - bet into a whopping £39.933.43.

The mystery better correctly predicted the outcome of six Premier League matches but only took home the cash after deciding to cash out. 


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Had the punter not accepted Bet Victor's offer before the kick-off of Newcastle United's game with Aston Villa on Saturday evening, he would have won nothing.

A spokesperson for the company told the Mirror: "The lucky punter certainly had Saturday’s 3pm kick-offs shot to pieces successfully predicting Palace to win 2-1 at Stoke, Norwich to win at Man United, Bournemouth to win 2-1 at West Brom, Leicester to win & both teams to score at Goodison, Spurs to win 2-0 at St Mary’s, and over 2.5 goals in the Chelsea vs Sunderland game.

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"Those selections were brilliant, but the decision to cash out our offer of nearly £40k ahead of Villa’s trip to St James’s Park was inspired, as the Midlands club never looked like taking all three points against Newcastle.

"What a Christmas present; £40,000 from a 20p losing bet!"

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Before kick-off on Saturday afternoon, this bet may have seemed like a hopeful punt but, given the unpredictable nature of the Premier League, a number of shock results occurred.

Whoever this punter is, they are sure to have a very merry Christmas.

Here is the lucky person's quite incredible bet: 

  • Aston Villa to beat Newcastle (16/5)
  • Crystal Palace to win 2-1 at Stoke (12/1)
  • Norwich City to beat Manchester United (15/2)
  • Bournemouth to win 2-1 at West Brom (12/1)
  • Leicester to win at Everton and both teams to score (9/2)
  • Tottenham to win 2-0 at Southampton (15/1)
  • Over 2.5 goals in Chelsea vs Sunderland (20/23)

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