This ticket was the only winner in Sunday’s 1X2 Pick 8!
They got off to a flying start after picking out two underdogs (S.P.A.L. 2013 and Frosinone) to get away wins in Serie A, identifying a draw between Atalanta in Roma as well as a home win for Montpellier in Ligue 1. At the end of play in those four legs, just 21.9 units (from 6,593 that entered the pool) remained in contention for the Jackpot.
On to the next two legs, kicking off at 16:00, where they had banked on Rangers winning away at Livingston and sided with Crystal Palace getting a result against Spurs in their FA Cup 4th Round tie. Conor Wickham put the Eagles ahead after 9 minutes and Townsend doubled that advantage with a penalty on the 34th to put the player in a promising position. Kieran Trippier’s missed penalty on the stroke of half-time was crucial in preventing Spurs from gaining any momentum.
Torino kicked off their match against Inter Milan (leg seven) as the second-halves at Selhurst Park and the Almondvale Stadium got under way. Torino went a goal ahead ten minutes prior to half-time and both Palace and Rangers finished victorious in their games.
Only 3 units remained with the second-half of Torino vs Inter and Lazio vs Juventus left to play. Torino held on to win 1-0 against Inter, knocking out the other 2.5 units and sending the player through with the only ticket still in with a chance of winning the Jackpot.
Needing Juventus to win at Lazio, they will have been annoyed to see Emre Can nod the ball past his own keeper from a Lazio corner in the 59th minute as he gifted the lead to the home side. Cue a comeback worth over £5,000 to our friend… Joao Cancelo produced a cool finish to bring Juve back level before (no prizes for guessing) Cristiano Ronaldo fired an 88th minute penalty into the roof of the net to secure a 2-1 victory for The Old Lady and £5,176 profit for this punter.
Well done indeed!
This single-line beauty, played by another Solo customer returned £8,366 from a cost of just £2! Playing for the full £15,000 Jackpot, their punt was a favourites based ticket with the exception of legs two and five.
Pacificadora (11/4) beat Sundiata (2/1 fav) in a closely contested race in leg two. Leg five saw At Your Service (4/1) run home the winner, leaving 7.09 units in with a chance of winning the Jackpot going into the final leg.
You wouldn’t have held it against them had they opted for a Cash Out somewhere along the line given they had just one selection in each leg. They held their nerve well though, and were rewarded as Dahawi (6/4 fav) secured a victory for the player. The £15,000 was shared among 1.79 units, with the below customer winning a mighty £8,366 from a £2 bet! Congratulations!
One of our unique features – Consolation prizes – can provide great returns on losing tickets, often resulting in massive profit for players who place one of those ‘so close’ types.
The weekend’s Pick 15 threw up some curveballs, with the 11/15 prize the only Consolation pot to hold any winners!
The below player had already accumulated four losing selections by the end of leg nine, meaning they couldn’t afford another blip if they wanted to achieve a dividend. Incredibly, they managed six straight winning selections between legs 10-15 including some miraculous turnarounds.
Leg eleven saw S.PA.L. 2013 come back to win 3-2 after going 2-nil down. Atalanta managed to come back from 3-nil down to draw in a thriller against Roma and to cap it all off, Ronaldo’s 88th minute penalty this player a full payout in the 11/15 Consolation prize.
Boom! €800 from a €0.20 bet!