Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

While absolutely no one can reasonably claim they saw Leicester’s impossible yet now real Premier League title season coming, that didn’t prevent some exceedingly optimistic fans from putting down a few bucks in the off-off-off-off chance (their preseason title odds were 5,000-1) that Leicester would win the league. This guy here is one such lucky fan, who’s alcohol-inspired decision to lay £5 that the Foxes would Do It netted him a cool £20,600.


The man interviewed above could’ve won more, but he hedged about a month ago by cashing out two pounds of his bet at a lower return. Still, his faith was rewarded yesterday when Chelsea sealed the deal for Leicester; the remaining £3 of the bet won him £15,000.

Other Leicester supporters are probably feeling a little worse about their lack of conviction. On man cashed out on the entirety of his early £50 bet for £72,000 a couple months ago, while another took about £30,000 for his bet around the same time. Had both fans let their bets ride, they respectively would’ve won £250,000 and £100,000. The money they did take, on top of Leicester’s brand new trophy, probably still have the bettors pretty happy about how things turned out, all things considered.

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