Over the weekend, one football punter missed out on an enormous £292,000 after cashing out early on an incredible £5 FA Cup accumulator.

Football Punter Misses Out On £292K After Cashing Out

How many times have we all tried our luck with that mental accumulator where you know the chances of it coming through are ever so small but you still do it anyway?

Well with it being FA Cup weekend, many punters favour going for the underdogs and while they seem unlikely to come off, who can blame them? The competition is held in such high regard due to its David versus Goliath storylines.

Over the weekend, we witnessed many cup upsets with Oldham, Barnet, Accrington, Doncaster and perhaps most impressively Newport County all emerging victorious against teams above them in the English football pyramid.

With many punters backing the underdogs, Mike Newman (@MikeNewman5) did the same as he revealed his betting slip via Twitter with the caption “Wish I never cashed out otherwise I'd be 292k up.”. His bold seven-fold accumulator saw him place £5 on wins for Barnet, Doncaster, QPR, Oldham, Millwall, Newport while also backing a draw in the La Liga fixture of Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid at the odds of 58522/1.

Mike made the painful blunder of cashing out as the games began to finish, which saw him lose out on roughly £292,000! Schoolboy error some would say. Instead, Mike was forced to settle for £5,710.25. While this is certainly a good return from a £5 accumulator, it could've been a whole lot more.