Football: 'Crazy' bets on Germany pay off for British punters
Published on Jul 10, 2014 6:36 AM
aLONDON (AFP) - Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil was deemed "crazier than a bag of raccoons" by reeling bookmakers on Wednesday after some British punters lined their pockets betting on the freak result.
Of the major betting chains, Paddy Power and William Hill priced the astonishing W orld Cup semi-final result at 500/1, while Ladbrokes had it at 1,000/1.
Among the hundreds of thousands of punters, nobody predicted the 7-1 hammering at Ladbrokes or William Hill, while four Paddy Power customers predicted the scoreline.
One, from Essex in south-east England, had £5 (S$10.60) riding on it, and is now £2,500 the richer.
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