Punter wins big at Goodwood to bag £163,000 in 50p Lucky 31
A punter in Neath bagged a massive £163,000 on a day of big-priced winners at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday.
The big win came on the same day as a single mother from Cheshire won almost £250,000 from a £4.52 stake.
The Coral customer, from Neath in Wales, placed a 50p Lucky 31, staking £15.50, and picked out five winners, including the shock 50-1 Lennox Stakes scorer Breton Rock.
Fabricate got the ball rolling for the punter when awarded the opening race at 20-1 following a stewards' inquiry, before Expert Eye romped home with the Vintage Stakes at 7-4.
What is a Lucky 31?
A Lucky 31 is a multiple bet comprised of five singles, ten doubles, ten trebles, five four-folds and one five-horse accumulator.
Breton Rock then stormed home late to take the Lennox Stakes at a huge price before 6-1 shot Stradivarius downed Big Orange in the feature Goodwood Cup.
The big win was secured by Shenanigans, who won the finale at 15-2 and complete a remarkable day for the unnamed punter, who placed his bet in a Coral shop in Neath.
"On a day when results at the famous Sussex festival were generally tough to predict, the gentleman, who has yet to claim his winnings, defied the odds to land the huge win," said Coral's David Stevens.
"I suppose we were lucky, as there was also a 100-1 winner on the card, which this customer didn't pick, but that was the only thing he missed, with the five-fold accumulator alone coming in at odds of more than 72,157-1, a truly magnificent piece of tipping, and we look forward to paying the customer this life-changing sum after what really was a glorious Goodwood for him."
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