Two men from Kent are celebrating after winning almost £100,000 with Coral from a £4 eight-team accumulator, with a late winner.
Darren Norris, 46, and 53-y-o Paul Beevers placed an eight match accumulator on the weekend’s football.
The 8th and final match required a Nurnberg victory over Borussia Monchengladbach and the German side obliged in the 87th minute to wrap up the 8-fold, landing the duo £48,726.56. Coral then applied a 100% bonus – all winning eight matches or more accumulators on the new Outsiders coupon – so the pair landed £97,453.12.
Darren Norris explained: “The staff in the Coral shop pointed out the new coupon, the Outsider, which appealed to Paul because he always backs outsiders anyway, and to myself because I like betting on the coupons that have bonuses on. We agreed to chuck £2 in each for a £4 stake and Paul picked the eight teams, as an eightfold qualified for the full 100% bonus.”
“Anyway, the first seven won and we watched the final game together on ESPN. Nurnberg played like a Sunday pub side for most of the game but when the winner went in in the 87th minute we knew our bet was landed. We got into
the car outside the shop and did an Only Fools And Horses celebration with the car rocking from side to side!”
“I’m a security officer and Paul is a pipe fitter/welder. Paul was made redundant last year and was thinking he might have to sell his house but this win has solved all his issues and he will pay off most of his mortgage. I might do the same or buy a property to rent,” concluded Darren.
Coral spokesman, David Stevens, commented: “We are delighted that Paul and Darren have won this life-changing amount for just £4, and it proves that you don’t have to bet big to win big. The coupon only featured the weekend outsiders, so to pick eight winners is some achievement, and we’ll be following their tips with interest this week!”
The customer placed his £4 accumulator on Friday on the following teams:
Arsenal beat Liverpool
Swansea beat Wigan
Torquay beat Crawley
Hearts beat Rangers
Bayer Leverkusen beat Bayern Munich
West Ham beat Cardiff
Lazio beat Roma
Nurnberg beat Borussia Monchengladbach