Author: Graham Tower
Published: 13:46 06/01/2014
Wilfried Bony’s last minute winner for Swansea against Manchester United on Sunday cost an unlucky Coral online punter a £175,000 payout.
The un-named punter was denied a full house of 15 out of 15 winning predictions on Coral’s exclusive football jackpot when Bony popped up to head home a last minute winner in the FA Cup 3rd round tie at Old Trafford yesterday.
Coral spokesman David Stevens said: "The punter had correctly predicted the outcome of 14 out of 14 FA Cup matches on our unique Football jackpot pool bet, and required a draw at Old Trafford to land the jackpot of £187,922.10 for just a £1 stake, but Bony's 90th minute winner for the Welsh side proved to be heartbreaking for both the customer and Manchester United fans, although he did collect the consolation prize of £12,264.10 for getting 14 out of 15 correct.”
"We weren't able to contact the customer before the final match, so we don't yet know if he was aware how close he came to landing the jackpot, we almost hope for his sake he didn't, as that final goal at Old Trafford would have been rather painful!" added Stevens
The ground breaking Coral Football Jackpot launched in August and runs every weekend throughout the 2013/14 football season. Each week Coral provide a Football Jackpot coupon containing 15 football matches and customers are asked to predict either a home win, draw or away win for a £1 stake, or up to £20 stake per line.
The Football Jackpot win pool will rollover and Coral predicts that there will be occasions during the season where customers will be in with a chance of winning well in excess of £1m.
The Coral jackpot punter’s selections:
Bolton v Blackpool – Home win
Brighton v Reading – Home win
Bristol City v Watford – Draw
Everton v QPR – Home win
Middlesbrough v Hull – Away win
Newcastle v Cardiff – Away win
Norwich v Fulham – Draw
Southampton v Burnley – Home win
Stoke v Leicester – Home win
West Brom v Crystal Palace – Away win
Yeovil v Leyton Orient – Home win
Arsenal v Tottenham – Home win
Nottingham Forest v West Ham – Home win
Derby v Chelsea – Away win
Manchester United v Swansea – Draw
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