A punter taking a close interest in the jumping action at Southwell on Tuesday was rewarded with a mammoth pay-out of over £281,000 for a total stake of just £7.
The William Hill customer placed a series of multiples on seven horses at morning prices – which included a winner at 150-1.
Three of the seven were beaten, but Schiaparannie at 8-1, Tiquer (25-1), Irish Sovereign (66-1) and the huge outsider Alchemystique all came home in front netting him £281,246.23.
William Hill spokesperson Rupert Adams said: “It’s fair to say one punter had his crystal ball out this morning as he managed to pick winners at 8-1, 25-1, 66-1 and 150-1 over the jumps at Southwell!
“Having staked just £7 on multiples before racing got under way, the customer surely couldn’t have believed his luck when Irish Sovereign won the finale at 66-1 netting them £281,246.23 in the process.”