One Betfred customer pulled off the impossible as he managed to turn a single pound into more than a £154,000 at the thirteenth time of asking.
Betfred Punter Turns £1 Into £154,000 On Racing 8-Fold
Mohammad Akram won himself £154,222.22 by predicting correctly the winners of eight races. The former aircraft engineer told BetFred that he celebrated his big winnings with a modest cup of coffee to help calm his nerves.
The 72-year-old punter took advantage of BetFred's Happy Hour offer of best odds from the hours of 11am-1pm as he visited his local Betfred store in Middlesex to place his predictions.
Mohammad's eight-fold accumulator got off to the perfect start as Mister Chiang, at odds of 7/2, won the 3.00 at Bath before Tinto, at 5/2. and Imperial Act (11/2) both ran out winners in their respective races.
Langholm and Thorntoun Care were the next winners at 3/1 and 4/1 and at Nottingham, Destinys Rock (10/1), Forsee (13/2) and Al Messla (11/2) completed the accumulator to make Mohammad some healthy profit!
The former aircraft engineer told Betfred (via Betfred blog): “I’ve put these accumulator bets on 12 times before and funnily enough it landed on the 13th time.
“I went into the shop at 10.30am like I often do to have a quick look at the Racing Post and the other papers to see what was being tipped, and then I waited until 11am to make the most of the Best Odds Guaranteed offer.”
He continued: “I must have been putting little bets like this on different things for 40 odd years, and with Betfred for 20 years or so. I’ve had little wins during that time of course but nothing like this.
“I was just at home watching the results come in and I went completely quiet when it came to the last one at 8.10 at Nottingham and had to go get a cup of coffee to keep me calm.”
While Betfred boss Fred Done congratulated Mohammad, stating: “What an incredible result for Mohammad. Persistence has well and truly paid off for this pensioner punter who has pulled off one of the best bets we’ve seen this year.”