We really hope this story is true.
We always love to hear when people get one over on the bookies, but this is something else.
Bet Victor tweeted about a mystery punter who dropped nearly £40,000 from just 20p.
But the best part about the whole thing is that it was a losing bet.
Amazingly, while many fans struggle to even cobble three correct predictions together, this guy had six results bang on in the accumulator.
We haven’t seen an actual betting slip, but this is apparently the bet that was placed and it was looked good with one game left on the coupon.
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) December 21, 2015
But instead of going for the mega bucks clean sweep, this punter took the money and ran with a brilliant cash-out for £39.933.43.
Having backed Aston Villa to beat Newcastle, he would have ended up with absolutely nothing after the game finished 1-1.
The Mirror quote Bet Victor spokesman Charlie McCann: “The lucky punter certainly had Saturday’s 3pm kick-offs shot to pieces successfully predicting Palace to win 2-1 at Stoke, Norwich to win at Man United, Bournemouth to win 2-1 at West Brom, Leicester to win & both teams to score at Goodison, Spurs to win 2-0 at St Mary’s, and over 2.5 goals in the Chelsea vs Sunderland game.
“Those selections were brilliant, but the decision to cash out our offer of nearly £40k ahead of Villa’s trip to St James’s Park was inspired, as the Midlands club never looked like taking all three points against Newcastle.
“What a Christmas present; £40,000 from a 20p losing bet!”