Glen Johnson’s Liverpool winner gives Maltese punter £585,000 jackpot
One lucky punter scooped a £585,000 jackpot from a bet of less than £1 when Glen Johnson slotted in Liverpool’s late winner in the 2-1 win at Chelsea.
The 41-year-old gambler from Malta placed his 19-match accumulator bet online, and was relying on the Reds upsetting the odds at Stamford Bridge after seeing his 18 other results come in.
So when Johnson finished off his mazy run in the 86th minute to give the 7/2 underdogs a valuable three-points, he also turned the Maltese punter’s €1 bet into a half a million pound landslide victory.
‘We cannot recall any punter winning either this much on an accumulator, or landing such stratospheric odds – even though he wasn’t a Liverpool fan before, he tells us he is now!’ said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.
‘This late winner in the final game of the weekend left us feeling about as cheerful as under-pressure Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas. The weekend as a whole was football betting’s equivalent of racing’s Dettori day in 1996.
‘All the best fancied teams in the Premier League, Championship, Leagues One & Two, Blue Square and SPL turned out be winners.’
This is quite incredible. Can you imagine how he must have felt when Daniel Sturridge leveled for Chelsea? Or indeed how crazy he must have gone when Glen Johnson scored!
Perhaps he should send a fiver to the England and Liverpool man?