Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Manchester United fan wins over 300,000 Naira after accidentally betting on MK Dons to beat Man U 4-0
Strange things happen in this world but it doesnt get stranger than seeing Holly Griffith's bet slip. The 20-year-old from Cheshire won £1,250 (N312,00) after mistakenly betting on MK Dons to beat Manchester United 4-0.
The United fan who attends the majority of their home games, placed £2.50 (N625) on MK Dons to win by four goals at odds of 500/1. She told Sportsmail: ‘My friend had just put a bet on United to win 4-0 so I thought I’d do the same. I wasn't paying much attention though and ended up putting it on MK Dons instead.
Remarkably, Holly admitted that she had not even watched the game, and only realised she had a chance of winning the bet shortly before the match ended.
She said: ‘I wasn't actually watching the game – I’d turned it off - and realised 10 minutes before the end.
‘It was unbelievable.
‘I’ve just taken up horse riding again so want to buy a horse. I wanted one before my 21st birthday in January.'
Upon discovering her win, she tweeted: 'Oh my god as if I won this on a free bet that I thought I was putting on United oh my god oh my god.'