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UK Punter Cashes Out £53k on a 22-leg Football Accumulator
- April 12, 2016 By Nemanja L. -
Betfair has announced that they have just had their largest cash-out in history as a lucky punter used said option to land a £53,000 payout on a 22-leg football accumulator.
This is definitely not the biggest amount the world-famous gaming operator has paid out to its customers, but it will no doubt go down as one of the most impressive ones.
The football fan in question placed an accumulator bet containing no fewer than 22 selections ahead of the weekend, with a potential payout standing at mind-blowing £1,500,000.
Punter Rejects £25k Cash Out
After the first 15 selections all came out as winners, he had the option to use the cash out feature and secure a £25,000 payout ahead of the final seven legs, but he opted against cashing out, which was hardly surprising considering that his next selection was Manchester City to beat West Bromwich.
And while that had looked a certain bet before the game started, the Baggies surprisingly took the lead and threatened to have a devastating effect on what could have been a winning ticket.
However, Manchester City eventually managed to record a 2-1 win to the delight of the punter, thus increasing the potential cash out amount to £53,000.
Barca Slip Up Could Have Left Him With Nothing
Having almost missed out on the bumper payout, the punter probably did not want to take any more risks and he triggered the cash out feature mere 15 minutes ahead of the Real Sociedad vs Barcelona match.
That proved to be the best decision of his life as the Catalans went on to suffer unexpected defeat that would have ended his hopes of landing a nice prize had he failed to cash out at just the right time.
The UK punter in his late twenties thus made the history books and chances are it will be quite a while before another better pockets such a top payout after using the cash out option.