Matchday Four of the Champions League provided plenty of excitement, but it was a particularly eventful round of games for one gambler.
Feeling confident of the outcome of four matches from Wednesday evening, punter Dan Field placed £11 ($17.50) in a 'Yankee' (a type of accumulator bet) with English bookmaker William Hill.
By correctly predicting that Manchester Utd would beat Braga 3-1, Benfica would beat Spartak Moscow 2-0, Valencia would win 4-2 against BATE and Chelsea would overcome Shaktar Donetsk 3-2, Field won a whopping £189,597.50 (around $301,000).
After winning more than 17,000 times his initial investment, he took to Twitter and posted evidence of his lucky betting slip.
Field has received much (deserved) adulation from fellow Twitter users — including Robbie Savage — and has said he will be putting all his winnings on Stoke to win 5-1 when QPR visit the Britannia this weekend. If he's serious, he probably won't have six figures in his bank account for long.
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