If you’d backed a Brexit-Trump-Leicester City treble, you'd be a multi-millionaire 4 years ago

If you’d backed a Brexit-Trump-Leicester City treble, you'd be a multi-millionaire

The events of 2016 have completely shocked the nation – so much so that bookies are losing out on big bucks from the few who favoured the unlikely.

Now in a blog post, Paddy Power have revealed that the most shocking events of 2016 would have crazy odds.

The treble bet of Leicester City winning the Premier League, Brexit happening and Donald Trump being elected as US President would have been listed at 3,000,000/1. Each individual event seemed so unlikely and yet, here we are.

If you had the mystic foresight to somehow predict all three strange occurrences, a £5 bet would have amounted to £15m.

'While no crazy optimistic punters had the foresight to place super super-treble, Paddy Power has confirmed over 70 punters did back the Brexit/Trump double,' the Irish bookmaker has revealed.

'That included a customer from the UK who placed a chunky bet at odds of 12/1 – winning almost £14,000.'


We saw plenty of big payouts for those who backed Leicester to win the league, with plenty picking up five-figure sums after staking less than the cost of a night out.

But there were big losses as well as big wins, with one punter losing a reported £100,000 after backing Remain in June's referendum only to see the Leave campaign emerge victorious.

 

Feature image: Matt Cardy / Laurence Griffiths / Win McNamee / Getty

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