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.

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.

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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