The type of story where some bloke goes to the races with a few pounds in his pocket and comes back a millionaire. Sure we know that isn't the scenario for your average Joe Bloggs. In fact, it's odds-on that more punters have lost millions than won. However, isn't that the thrill of the gamble? There's always someone who knows a friend of a friend who has the Midas touch. Some people make a fortune without even placing a bet. Read more...
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The Lucky Punter Wins £44,000 with £10 Bet
Stephen Kelly shouted:
as the final leg of his astounding golf bet came in. The Aberdeenshire man's double added to the sum of 4363/1.
The 30-year-old, now living in London, placed the wager online with Bet365.
Picking (Up) Winners Without Placing a Bet
This gambler was flat broke but that didn't stop Jesus Leonardo from winning bundles of cash. Better still, he didn't even need cash. How come? Well, this canny soul makes a living from searching the rubbish bins at betting parlours in search of winning betting tickets thrown away by mistake. Jesus realised the worth of checking old betting slips after losing a winning ticket worth $900. So desperate was he to locate his ticket that the manageress said he could take home bags of ''losing'' betting tickets home in the vain hope of finding his wonga.
In a bizarre twist of fate, he didn't find his ticket but two other winners worth $2,000.
It was the start of a new career earning more than $45,000 a year.
When you consider uncashed winning tickets in New York totalled more than $4.2 million a year there's plenty enough money to go round if you can find those elusive winning (lost tickets).
I Bet you Can't Eat this Cheeseburger for $10,000
Heavy weight pro poker player Howard Lederer was told to lose some pound by his doctor and took the advised by losing almost 80lbs. With poker earnings of almost $6M, there was only one thing he loved more than gambling and that was food. However, even a strict diet couldn't stop him from taking advantage of a stupid bet made by his good friend David Grey.
He bet $10,000 that he couldn't demolish [eat] a big cheeseburger.
Lederer finished the meal and pocketed an easy $10,000.