Big Accumulator Bet Wins

We’ve discussed several different types of multiple bet on the site, doubles, trebles and accumulators. Of course the whole point of going for these odds extravaganzas is the prospect of a big win. What better way to get a feel for that than by casting an eye upon the success of others. Check out these lucky/skillful souls:


DateName + LocationStakeX Event AccumulatorWinningsLinkAdditional Comments
1996 28th SeptemberDarren Yeats from Morecambe £597
(all horse ridden by Frankie Dettori)
£550,000"His joinery business in Morecombe, Lancashire, was in trouble, and his wife had insisted that he end his compulsive habit of backing Dettori."
2001 May 25thLichfield, Staffs Man30p15£500,000 same man scooped £157,000 from a £2.50 accumulator in 1999 when Manchester United won the Champions League final.
2008 24th February60 year old man50p8
(8 horse accumulator)
(actually £1.4m but was over maximum payout) the world’s first ‘betting shop millionaire’
2010London Punter£4014 games£117,000“I wouldn’t normally pick so many European fixtures in my weekend accumulator but what with the weather there was no real alternative."
2011 5th JanuaryBerkshire Punter£2.509
£272,000“We’d like to congratulate our customer for pulling off what is one of the hardest feats in betting.
2011 9th MarchSteve Whiteley. Exeter£26
(6 horse accumulator)
£1.45million told Chris Hollins he could not watch the final race as he was too nervous.
2011Maltese Willhill client€1 19 match football accumulator£585,143"the Anfield side made him wait until the 87th minute before they scored the winner"
2013 3rd DecemberPaddypower Punter£3.307
(7 team accumulator)
£17,000"Going in to the last ten minutes, this punter was still far from home and dry"
2013 January 27thLabrokes in Oldham£3lucky 15 correct score of four matches£17,055.80 win, narrowed missed out on £500k due to ref decision"Seventeen grand is sweet enough but he was literally one second away from having his life changed forever."
2014 3rd NovLondon Man£1008
eight £10 sevenfold accumulators (any combination of seven teams) + one £20 eightfold accumulator
£650,000 punter must have experienced a gamut of emotions before Jim O’Brien bagged the huge wager with his late strike.
2015 6th AprilLondon Victoria station bet£2017-fold accumulator.£280,000"The winner was probably cursing his luck when he found out his train was being diverted but we're not sure he minds now."
2015 6th FebCambridgeshire Man£110
(10-team football accumulator)
£170,000“It wasn’t until I got back home from the park that I checked my account and saw how much I had won,” he said.
2015 19th JanuarySky Bet Punter£513
(results from the Premier League, Football League and Conference.)
£80,000“It’s fair to say I had a pretty restless night on Saturday"
2015 23rd JanuaryAshford Man£514£30,000“I only bet occasionally but I just thought I’d try my luck with a football accumulator."
2015 25th FebruaryMiddlesbrough, postman£1014 team accumulator£100,000"When I logged into my Coral account, I was expecting to find that one or two teams had let me down"
2015 25th FebruaryGalway Paddypower Punter€1 17-fold football accumulator€206,262 a spokesperson for Paddy Power, said: "This is by a county mile, the most impressive bet of the season"
2015 26th JanuaryRosie Leigh from Hackney£25
(a 5 game accumulator)
£16,000“They offered us it in cash but you don’t want to walk around my area with £16,000 in your pocket.”
2015 December 11thWhittlesey Betting Shop£32.40 total (two 5p lines won)6-fold cheltenham races bet£9,177“I wanted to pinch myself, my head was everywhere”
2015 December 13thSky Bet Customer15p4£20,000"It's certainly the biggest win we've witnessed from a 15p stake and we're just relieved that they didn't have more money on it!"
2015 February 24thBoylesports customer€1015 team accumulator€89,000"it goes to show that small stakes can return big dividends."
2016 April 10thBetfair£49.5022-fold acca (cashed in after 16 wins)£53,000 (potential maximum win was £1.5 million)"This is the mother of all cash outs with the customer correctly predicting that Barcelona weren’t going to do the business against Real Sociedad."
2016 FebruaryGravesend Betfred60pplace pot bet£30,000“Last time I had a good win like this was in the late 70s and I won £4,000 from a lucky 15 ... but this £30,000 is something else.!
2016 January 6thWolverhampton Racecourse£307-fold horse racing accumulator £245,000“I was watching the results come in and after the first three had won, I started texting the wife."