EUR5 BET LANDS BUILDER EUR650K; Joy for man facing the dole.. but he almost lost ticket.
A DAD on the verge of losing his job has won EUR650,000 from a EUR5 soccer bet, it emerged yesterday.
The mystery punter pocketed Ireland's biggest-ever Quickslip win as Brian Lenihan's "Budget from hell" hit homes across the country.
Ladbrokes paid him the record haul after Birmingham beat Wolves 2-0 on Monday night - the last of 17 By CLAIRE BRENNAN matches he predicted the outcome of over the weekend. But the builder from Co Limerick nearly blew the lot when he dumped the bet slip in a bin.
Thankfully he managed to find it and is now planning to buy a house.
He said: "This will change my life.
I've been on protective notice at my job so for my family this is amazing." FULL STORY: PAGE 9
BLUE BEAUTY Birmingham were on slip
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Apr 9, 2009|
|Previous Article:||THANKS A LOTTI; Hiddink on the brink of semis after Ivan's shock double.|
|Next Article:||1 IN 10 DRIVERS FALL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL; Campaign to keep motorists alert and safe.|
|I've bin so lucky; PUNTER THREW AWAY SLIP BEFORE WINNING EUR650,000.|