Football Big Winners By Joe Crilly

Second Biggest Football Winner Of All Time As £1 Scoops Over £180,000

A 27 year old man from East London, was celebrating this weekend after he turned £1 into over £180,000 by placing a 16 team accumulator that had more than a little luck about it. The bet included Watford to beat Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup which they finally managed to do when Odion Ighalo scored an 89th minute winner and also required a 94th minute consolation goal from Borja, the Eibar striker to bag a both teams to score in the match between Eibar and Malaga.

The lucky punter who scooped £181,570.50 and wishes to remain anonymous said of the win – “I’m absolutely ecstatic. I currently live with my wife and three year old child AND four other members of my family so I am going to use most of the money to put towards a house.”

Joe Crilly from William Hill added – “Only once have we ever seen a football bet defy odds of greater than 180,000/1 so this punter has really achieved something truly remarkable.”

Winning bet:

£1 stake – won £181,570.50

3/4         Tottenham to beat Colchester with three or more goals in the match (won 4-1)

10/11     Arsenal to beat Burnley with three or more goals in the match (won 2-1)

3/4         Manchester City to beat Aston Villa (Won 4-0)

13/8       Watford to beat Nottingham Forest (won 1-0)

17/5       Bournemouth to beat Portsmouth with both sides scoring (1-2)

8/11       Wigan to beat Port Vale (won 3-0)

12/5       Both sides to score (Eibar vs Malaga) no draw (1-2)

13/10     Athletic Bilbao to beat Getafe (won 1-0)

3/4         Real Sociedad to beat Betis (won 2-1)

19/20     Both sides to score (Atalanta vs Sassuolo) (1-1)

10/11     Both sides to score (Carpi vs Palermo) (1-1)

6/10       Roma to beat Frosinone with three or more goals in the match (won 3-1)

11/8       Schalke to beat Darmstadt (won 2-0)

6/5         Porto to beat Estoril with three or more goals in the match (won 3-1)

23/20     Standard to beat Leuven (won 2-0)

7/10       Genk to beat Kortrijk (won 1-0)

Other big wins:

With Eighth Ever Bet Novice Punter Turns £1 Into £170,000 – 14/02/15

A 33 year old man from Cambridgeshire struck it lucky with just his eighth ever bet by turning £1 into nearly £170,000 on the football just under a year ago - in the process landing the second biggest odds (at the time) in history at William Hill.

The winner placed a £1 10 team accumulator in the morning before heading out with his family for the day.

"It wasn't until I got back home from the park that I checked my account and saw how much I had won," said the man who didn't even know that it was a 101st minute winner by Dean Cox for Leyton Orient that had scooped the incredible win.

His William Hill account was only set up on February 7th 2015 and was intended to be a bit of fun and a way of potentially earning a bit of cash for his five month old son's future.

Bristol City 1-3 Sheffield United
Chesterfield 2-3 Leyton Orient
Crawley 5-1 Barnsley
Crewe 2-0 Fleetwood
Doncaster 3-0 Yeovil
Gillingham 4-2 MK Dons
Oldham 0-1 Colchester
Peterborough 2-1 Rochdale
Scunthorpe 3-1 Swindon
Walsall 0-1 Port Vale

Biggest Ever Odds Winner

A Maltese man won 683,739 Euro from one Euro when Glen Johnson scored a late winner for Liverpool away to Chelsea in November 2011 defying odds of 683,738/1.

Norwich| |vs| |Arsenal|- 7/10- away
Everton| |vs| |Wolves|- 6/10- home
Man City| |vs| |Newcastle|-1/3- home
Swansea| |vs| |Man Utd|-4/9- away
Chelsea| |vs| |Liverpool|-7/2- away
West Brom| |vs| |Bolton|- 11/10- home
Inverness| |vs| |Celtic|-4/9- away
Southampton| |vs| |Brighton|-8/15- home
Coventry| |vs| |West Ham|-4/5- away
Reading| |vs| |Cardiff|-11/5- away
Brentford| |vs| |Charlton|-7/5- away
Huddersfield| |vs| |Notts County|-4/5- home
Sheff Utd| |vs| |Carlisle|-19/20- home
Colchester| |vs| |MK Dons|-6/4 Away
Tranmere| |vs| |Sheff Wed|-9/5- Away
Crawley| |vs| |Oxford|-5/6 home
Dagenham| |vs| |Southend|- 5/6 away
Cheltenham| |vs| |Port Vale|-13/10 home
Northampton| |vs| |Shrewsbury|- 11/8 away