Chef Patrick Aguilar is all smiles – and not just because he’s a Liverpool supporter!
The 45-year-old Betfred regular cooked up an extraordinary Lucky 15 bet in just five minutes while having his Saturday morning coffee.
He wagered £4.50 that Leandro Trossard would score first for Brighton at Spurs and Jan Bednarek would open the scoring for Southampton against Arsenal in the Premier League – while he also picked out Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate to net first in the FA Cup semi-final tie against Manchester City at Wembley.
Individually, the odds on those outcomes were 12/1, 22/1 and 50/1, winning him a total of £5,241.
He got it wrong on his fourth and final selection, thinking that Paul Pogba would score first for Manchester United at home to Norwich – and if that had come in, his windfall would have been £72,000.
Chris, a proud father of seven, said: “I always bet within my limits but like to have a dabble every day, which I’ve been doing for 10 years at Betfred.
“I was looking at the games when I was having my morning coffee on Saturday and thought Konate would score first because he’s been in good form – and then I thought of Trossard.
“I decided to go for a Lucky 15 and couldn’t make my mind up between Ronaldo or Pogba to score for United… I got that one wrong!
“I often choose defenders rather than strikers, which is why I also went for Bednarek.
“It is all very exciting, except for what I’m going to do with my winnings! As a freelance chef I do my own tax returns, and I owe the tax man £4,000 so that’s where that’ll be going.
“I have, however, been able to give the kids and the missus a treat during the Easter holidays.”
Jubilant Patrick is now predicting at least a treble for his beloved Liverpool, believing that if they don’t achieve a clean sweep it’ll be the Premier League that Manchester City will pip them to.
Betfred boss Fred Done said: “As a lifelong United supporter who is still very bruised about Tuesday night’s mauling at Anfield, I’ve got to force myself to say congratulations Patrick.
“He’s served up a big win here, that’s for sure – and what a pity most of his windfall is going to the tax man.
“It’s a remarkable wager, very much proving that you can win big from a small stake at Betfred.”
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