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Ladbrokes acca: Four stoppage-time winners turn two quid into half a million for plucky punter

| 29.03.2022

Mauritania winner lands astonishing Ladbrokes acca

A Ladbrokes customer turned £2 into over half a million pounds on Saturday afternoon, in what’s being dubbed one of the greatest acca wins of all-time

The plucky punter correctly predicted EIGHTEEN match results across League One, League Two and the international friendlies this weekend, but needed drama in no less than FOUR games before the 252,991/1 Ladbrokes acca eventually landed.

As if Salford having to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Walsall wasn’t enough, goals in the 95th minute for both Colchester (v Tranmere) and Mansfield ensured the bet was still alive after the 3pm kick-offs (with the latter having been 1-0 down at half-time away at Oldham).

Attention then turned to the international fixtures in the evening, including an England comeback v Switzerland and relatively comfortable wins for Qatar, Netherlands and Germany.

Jannik Vestergaard, Denzel Dumfries, Netherlands v Denmark, Ladbrokes acca

Spain took the lead late on against Albania but were then stunned by a shock equaliser in the 85th minute. However, second-half sub, Dani Olmo found the net in spectacular fashion in the 90th minute to steal the win and keep the ambitious acca up and running.

That late winner looked to count for nothing, though, as Mozambique found a 90th-minute equaliser at Mauritania and the bet was seemingly set to fall at the final hurdle. But up stepped Lamine Ba for the hosts, bagging a 92nd minute winner for Mauritania to steal a win and turn £2 into a staggering £505,984.88 for the plucky punter.

Alex Apati, of Ladbrokes, said: “Quite simply, we’ve never seen anything like this. Our plucky punter must not have any fingernails left after yesterday’s late drama. Turning two quid into half a million… it might just be the best winning acca story of all-time!”

The customer, who wishes to stay anonymous, said: “I’d been on a bit of a losing streak, to be honest, and with £2 remaining in my Ladbrokes account I just decided to put a big bet on.

“I didn’t think for a second it would actually come in. In fact, I wasn’t even following the matches until there were 20 minutes to go in the final two games of the night. I had Germany and the Netherlands to win, and both were winning by a couple of goals.

“I checked my slip online and saw all the other selections had won and was just like ‘oh wow!’. There was a cash-out option of just over £400k but because both teams were winning comfortably and were favourites I decided to let the bet ride.

“I didn’t sleep last night… I won £15k a couple of years ago from a £5 accumulator and with that one, I didn’t even know it was a winner until I checked my account a couple of days later. But this one, I was just lying in bed watching the last couple of results come in. There was no way I was going to sleep after that!

“I had no idea how much late drama was involved in some of the games. I wasn’t checking the bet throughout the day so I didn’t know what had happened. The PR guy at Ladbrokes told me on Sunday morning. I can’t believe four of my matches were won in injury time… and two in the 95th minute! Wow.”

Bet slip in full:

Spain to beat Albania – 2/11
Netherlands to beat Denmark – 10/11
Qatar to beat Bulgaria – 5/6
England to beat Switzerland – 7/10
Germany to beat Israel – 1/8
Colchester to beat Tranmere – 6/4
Mansfield to beat Oldham – 5/6
Port Vale to beat Sutton – 10/11
Harrogate to beat Scunthorpe – Evs
Northampton to beat Hartlepool – 21/20
Salford City to beat Walsall – 11/10
Gillingham to beat Accrington – 15/4
Cambridge Utd to beat AFC Wimbledon – 13/5
Charlton to beat Doncaster – 19/20
Ipswich to beat Plymouth – 4/5
Sheff Wed to beat Cheltenham – 1/2
Shrewsbury to beat Lincoln – 21/20
Mauritania to beat Mozambique – 13/10

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Warren Barner