Offaly punter turns €1 into €20,000 with incredible bet
An Offaly punter has won an incredible five-figure payout from a tiny flutter on the lotto this week, Boylesports has revealed
The anonymous punter parted with just €0.50 in a local BoyleSports shop in the county on Wednesday and put it on numbers 5, 9, 11, 33 and 36 to come out in the Lotto Plus 2 draw that evening.
They were facing mammoth odds of 40,000/1 for all five to come out of the machine from the seven drawn.
Incredibly, the lucky native wasn’t even required to wait on the bonus as all five had rolled amongst the six main numbers.
Not content with that, a further €0.50 bet on three of the winning numbers added €165.59 to the total payout.
The staggering run of luck meant the total punt of €1 returned a jaw-dropping total of €20,166.
Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “We don’t see 40,000/1 odds beaten every day and we have to send huge congratulations over to Offaly to our latest big Lotto winner. It will surely be one of the best 50 cents they’ll spend so fair play to them on such a stunning coup.”