Sportsbet customer wins over $240,000 on first four!
Welcome back to our ‘Kings of Betting’ series! This time around, we are celebrating one punter turning $10 into $241,000, which is an achievement worthy of induction into the prestigious club!
A few lucky punters have cleaned up after backing international outsider Almandin to win the Melbourne Cup yesterday. Some backed the horse at odds of up to $300 while others, closer to race time, were still able to get on at around $11.
Online bookmaking company, Sportsbet, claim more than $13 million was paid out on the winner and other exotic bets in the main race, the largest of which, a $240,000 FIRST FOUR bet. The punter in question placed a $10 first four bet on Almandin, Heartbreak City, Hartnell and Qewy… in order, to collect the life changing sum.
Others were able to collect big after backing Almandin at the massive odds of $301, the most courageous of which having $100 to win a cool $30,100. Another customer found value on race day, placing nearly $5,500 on the German horse at what would be its race time price of $11 to collect over $60,000.
“Punters outsmarted us by backing Almandin at the ridiculously big odds of $301 earlier in the piece and even today they kept getting stuck into her. The person who won nearly a quarter of a million dollars on the First Four is an absolute genius!” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Big Bets on Almandin
$100 @ $301
$20 @ $301
$5465.70 @ $11
$5,000 @ $11
With the news of some customers backing Almandin at such ridiculous early odds, bets have already started flowing in for next years big race. Logically, this year’s winner opens the market as the favourite at $17, with 2016 favourite and third place runner Hartnell, 2nd at $21.
If this years race is anything to go by though, we should be looking well outside this list of horses for our 2017 Melbourne Cup Winner!
2017 Melbourne Cup Odds
$21 Red Cardinal
$21 Sir Isaac Newton
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