Legendary Lands – $0.64 into $6726.72
This is a punting Cinderella story.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
A Ladbrokes punter nailed a spectacular FA Cup multi to turn the last 64 cents in their account into a spectacular win.
Some say that it is just the magic of the Cup and a bit of luck, while some say it takes a lot of talent to pick the right combination of results, with the varying degrees of investment from the clubs in the early rounds.
All we know is this person has a story to dine out on for a very long time!
Every match was played on Sunday night, with the first four legs kicking off at the same time, and there was plenty of late drama with every game being decided by one goal.
Things got off to a good start for Barnet as Shaquile Coulthirst scored a penalty in the 21st minute in what would be the only goal of that match.
Just two minutes later, QPR went up at Loftus Road as Aramide Oteh converted a penalty of his own, although that lead would be short lived as Aapo Halme equalised for Leeds just two minutes later.
That would be the only first half action in the relevant games as the other two in play legs remained scoreless.
With seven minutes played in the second half, things took a turn for the worse for our punter with Premier League strugglers Fulham scoring against Oldham.
In the same minute on the scoreboard, Hull took a lead over Millwall, making two of the legs in this multi losers if the scorelines held.
As it so happened, the scores did not hold with a flurry of late goals in the final quarter of an hour swinging things back in favour for our punter to get back on track.
Our punter needed QPR to break a 1-1 deadlock with Leeds and Jake Bidwell delivered in the 75th minute of the match giving Rangers a lead they would not relinquish.
While the celebrations were continuing at Loftus Road, Oldham levelled at Craven Cottage through a Sam Surridge penalty.
Attention then swung to The Den where a quickfire double from Shane Ferguson turned a Millwall deficit into a 2-1 lead and a path to the Fourth Round.
Leg number four was finally sealed as Oldham Athletic, sitting tenth in League 2, scored an 88th minute winner to upset Premier League side Fulham.
As if that wasn’t enough drama, after those four legs saluted, there was one more upset our punter needed.
Newport County hosted Leicester in the late kickoff window and jumped to an early lead thanks to a tenth minute goal.
That scoreline held until the 82nd minute when Rachid Ghezzal levelled for Leicester and you could have forgiven our punter for thinking this was going to end in heartbreak there.
Despite that, there was one more swing in a dramatic night of FA Cup action as Padraig Amond held his nerve with a penalty to give Newport a lead with five minutes remaining.
As the referee blew for full time, the Newport players were celebrating a memorable upset while our punter was celebrating a Legendary Land for the ages.
It was the ultimate long shot, putting your final 64 cents on a bet with odds of $10,510.50 but this punter can enjoy this story for a long time.