Football By Jon Ivan-Duke

Mystery Man From Southampton Wins Big!

It was a washout Bank Holiday for many across the country, but not for one lucky William Hill punter who used a £2 free bet to win just over £27,000!

The mystery man from Southampton, who wishes to remain anonymous, put the £2 free bet on to a nine team accumulator on the football over the Bank Holiday weekend – and all of them won.

The 32-year-old father of four, who has not had a holiday for months and works various jobs to pay the bills, plans on buying a new car, having a holiday and buying presents for his children.

The anonymous punter said: “I only ever bet in small amounts and I’ve been waiting for a big win like this. My family have been away on holiday, but I couldn’t go with them because I was working, so I think I will finally have a day off, pay all the bills and then treat myself and my children.”

William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke said: “The gentleman has overcome odds of over 13,525/1. It’s hard enough to pick one winner sometimes, but to pick nine is a great effort. It’s the best bet we’ve seen so far this season.”