Man Accidentally Bets 200 Instead Of 20, Ends Up Winning BIG On The Ponies

by 4 years ago

This is a problem, albeit a fortunate one in this case, that’s unique to our generation due to the rise of e-gambling. Anywhere from 30 to 300 years ago you wouldn’t have ‘accidentally added a zero’ to the end of your bet when dealing directly with a casino or a bookie.

However, shit happens sometimes when placing a bet online. If you’ve got clumsy fingers like I do then you might fiind an exxtra lettter here orr there sometimes. This British bro named Alex Blackwell was placing bets on the Grand National, a recent horse race in the UK which was won by a Scottish horse for only the second time in history.

Alex Blackwell says he usually wagers £30-£40 ($37.30-$49.74) each year on the Grand National but this year he accidentally added an extra zero when placing a £20 wager on a 16-to-1 horse and bet £200 ($248.70).

Alex realized that he’d fucked up while scanning his bets after the race and began to panic, praying to god that he’d placed the accidental £200 wager on One For Arthur, the Scottish horse which won the crown. He did. And instead of winning $397 for a £20 bet, Alex won $2736 for his £200 bet and has been living on cloud nine ever since.

According to The Lad Bible, Alex is saving up to buy a new car so all of his unexpected winnings will be saved to go towards a down payment on that.

In unrelated news, I’ll be in Las Vegas in a few weeks during the Kentucky Derby. If any of you bros want to just Venmo me money so I can make accidental bets I’ll be more than happy to take your money.

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Cass Anderson is Managing Editor of BroBible. He graduated from Florida State University, has been to more Phish concerts than he’d like to admit, and primarily specializes in Outdoors and Gear-related content.

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