British student wins £9,177 in a 10p horse bet

Dmitry
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Lewis Sindle, a second year student at the University of Birmingham, won the record prize after predicting correctly six horses to be in first three at the horse race in an accumulator bet.

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The 19-year-old placed the bet together with his Grandfather, who worked on the race courses for around 20 years.

 “I had dropped my sister at school, and on the way home I picked up a Racing Post for my Grandad and dropped into see him,” Lewis told Birmingham Mail.

The student chose an average of three horses for six races, costing him £32.40, at 5 pence a line. Not knowing about his lucky start, Lewis went to buy a cone of chips while his first horse raced to victory. When returned, he found out he had guessed medalists for all six races.

“I wanted to pinch myself, my head was everywhere,“ I stood up and my hands were shaking, I had to ask for a glass of water. The favorites weren’t coming through, so there was a lot left in the pot,” he said.

As he placed two 5p lines in one of the races, he was given 10 percent of the £91,774 jackpot.

Lewis said that his mother and girlfriend just couldn’t believe it at first, thinking it was a joke.

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