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A Kewell Customer: Liverpool Backer Wins

by | 16th, May 2007

kewell.jpgLIVERPOOL FC’s oft-injured Aussie star Harry Kewell helped a punter to £178,000 after netting a last-gasp penalty in the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic.

The unnamed gambler from Sawston in Cambridgeshire had correctly predicted the other results from the final day of the Premiership but needed Liverpool to draw in order to complete his accumulator bet.

Then, with only seconds remaining in the game, Kewell tucked away his spot-kick to earn the punter a small fortune.
Corals, who paid out the money, said it was one of the betting company’s biggest-ever pay-outs. “It’s cost us a fortune,” says a spokesperson through gritted teeth, “but we have to congratulate him.”
The £10 bet came in at staggering odds of 17,841-1, about the same price you’d get on Kewell going though next season without picking up another injury.

Posted: 16th, May 2007 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink