One lucky punter is celebrating a staggering $69,979 collect from a $10 multi-bet on the weekend’s AFL results.
The gambler rolled the dice with online bookmaker Sportsbet, selecting the winners of all nine matches played over Round 4, and the correct margins, at the staggering odds of 6997-1.
In each of the matches, the punter correctly picked a side to win by 1 to 39 points, or over 40 points, and despite two very close calls, came up trumps thanks to Geelong’s Easter Monday thrashing of Hawthorn.
The miraculous collect was hailed as a Sportsbet-first by media representative Christian Jantzen.
“It is a huge win. And what makes it so great is it’s a small investment for a huge payout,” Jantzen told The New Daily.
“Our AFL traders cannot ever remember someone putting a multi-bet on every margin in every game and winning.
“These multi-bets are common and happen every week, but the reason we don’t hear about them is that they just don’t come off.
“This punter obviously knows about footy and, of course, had luck on their side.”
That luck was on show on Good Friday, when North Melbourne forward Lindsay Thomas missed a shot at goal just before the final siren that saw his side lose by three points.
The punter picked the Western Bulldogs to win by 1 to 39 points in that clash.
The amazing bet
Leg 1: West Coast to beat Sydney by 1 to 39 points at $2.10
Result: West Coast won by 26 points
Leg 2: Western Bulldogs to beat North Melbourne by 1 to 39 points at $2.20
Result: Western Bulldogs won by 3 points
Leg 3: Fremantle to beat Melbourne by 1 to 39 points at $3.75
Result: Fremantle won by 2 points
Leg 4: Greater Western Sydney to beat Port Adelaide by 1 to 39 points at $2.25
Result: Greater Western Sydney won by 31 points
Leg 5: Gold Coast to beat Carlton by 1 to 39 points at $2.40
Result: Gold Coast won by 26 points
Leg 6: Adelaide to beat Essendon by 40 points or more at $2.20
Result: Adelaide won by 65 points
Leg 7: St Kilda to beat Collingwood by 1 to 39 points at $2.50
Result: St Kilda won by 14 points
Leg 8: Richmond to beat Brisbane Lions by 40 points or more at $3.40
Result: Richmond won by 52 points
Leg 9: Geelong to beat Hawthorn by 40 points or more at $4.00
Result: Geelong won by 86 points