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Football punter wins £60,000 from outrageous £1.40 bet

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There are few better feelings than landing a football bet.

Whether it be £20, £50 or £100, you're filled with jubilation after successfully predicting a scoreline and earning money because of it.

But imagine winning £60,000.

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Imagine putting a measly £1.40 on a hugely unlikely three-way bet, with odds of 276,000-1, and watching it come in.

Well, that's precisely what happened to 54-year-old punter Steve Sales.

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The father of three from London backed Dundee, Inverness and Ross County to win their respective Betfred Cup clashes on Saturday by seven goals to nil.

To reiterate: three games, three wins, all 7-0. See his betting slip below.

And incredibly, it came in. Sales, who is currently unemployed and lives in Sutton, turned £1.40 into £57,990 in one afternoon.

Exactly why the South Londoner decided to place such a random bet is unknown; he also claims to have no connections with Scotland whatsoever - nor Scottish football for that matter.

Nevertheless, Sales hopes that his incredible winnings will help provide for his family.

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He said, per the Daily Record: "It will be nice to have the electricity on all the time now and the fridge full of food.

"I'm going to take my mum on a cruise as she has had a hard time recently looking after my dad, who is poorly."

Betfred's owner, Fred Done, revealed his astonishment at Sales' success: "We have never come across such an incredible bet."

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