We might have just found the greatest football bet of all time.
That’s because one punter turned £2 into HALF A MILLION POUNDS on Saturday.
The Ladbrokes customer correctly predicted 18 matches across in League One, League Two and international friendlies.
But he needed an incredible amount of luck to land the 252,991-1 shot.
A @Ladbrokes customer turned £2 into £505,984.88 yesterday, correctly predicting EIGHTEEN football results.— Alex Apati (@LadsAlex) March 27, 2022
Their acca included:
2x 95th minute winners
1x 92nd minute winner
1x 90th minute winner
Without a doubt the best bet I’ve ever seen.
Salford came from 1-0 down to beat Walsall while goals in the goals in the 95th minute for both Colchester and Mansfield ensured the bet was still alive after the 3pm kick-offs.
Then it was time for the international fixtures.
England came from behind to beat Switzerland while Qatar, the Netherlands and Germany all won.
Spain looked to have killed the bet when they conceded an 85th minute equaliser to Albania but Dani Olmo bagged a 90th minute winner.
So onto the final match and where else than Mauritania for their friendly against Mozambique.
And it looked as though it was going to be heartbreak as Mozambique found a 90th minute equaliser. However, incredibly, Mauritania went up the other end and Lamine Ba bagged a 92-minute winner.
It landed the punter a cool £505,984.88.
Just imagine that roller-coaster of emotions!
Here she is. The half-a-million-pound-winning goal. pic.twitter.com/NdZvmEv5GL— Alex Apati (@LadsAlex) March 27, 2022
QUIZ: Can you name the footballer based on their Wikipedia page?
The best bet ever?
The full set of results – and the odds – can be found below:
Spain to beat Albania – 2/11
Netherlands to beat Denmark – 10/11
Qatar to beat Bulgaria – 5/6
England to beat Switzerland – 7/10
Germany to beat Israel – 1/8
Colchester to beat Tranmere – 6/4
Mansfield v Oldham – 5/6
Port Vale to beat Sutton – 10/11
Harrogate to beat Scunthorpe – EVS
Northampton to beat Hartlepool – 21/20
Salford City to beat Walsall – 11/10
Gillingham to beat Accrington – 15/4
Cambridge Utd to beat AFC Wimbledon – 13/5
Charlton to beat Doncaster – 19/20
Ipswich to beat Plymouth – 4/5
Sheff Wed to beat Cheltenham – 1/2
Shrewsbury to beat Lincoln – 21/20
Mauritania to beat Mozambique – 13/10
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Quite simply, we’ve never seen anything like this.
“Our plucky punter must not have any fingernails left after yesterday’s late drama. Turning two quid into half a million… it might just be the best winning acca story of all-time!”
Take a bow.