An Auckland man lived every punter's dream over the weekend, successfully picking the first-half scores of eight European football matches. He's turned a mere $20 NZD into a life-changing $210,000 NZD.
With odds well over 10,000 to one, the mystery punter needed more than one miracle - and he got all eight of them. According to Fox Sports, the man who has chosen to remain anonymous said:
One of these options included Real Madrid vs Barcelona, a behemoth of a game that was one of the two matches that ultimately decided the fate of the multi. As the first half of this game finished up 0-0 (as he had hoped it would), the punter turned his attention to the waning moments of the first half of Tottenham v. Chelsea. Although there were plenty of almost-goals, nothing found itself in the back of the net.
During the stressful moments of these two final games, TAB made a series of five-figure offers to the punter, which were all turned down. If he didn't correctly guess all eight, he could have lost it all. Thankfully the punter kept his cool and came away with the biggest win of his gambling career as well as the largest ever New Zealand TAB payout for an exclusive football multi-bet.
Our mystery man says he'll use the money to pay off some bills, go on a holiday, and 'eat a lot of KFC.'