Cheltenham Festival punter celebrates mega £500,000 win from £17 bet that landed after Minella Indo won Gold Cup

ONE Irish punter scooped a mega £500k payday thanks for Minella Indo's stunning Gold Cup win at Cheltenham.

The punter, from Shannon in County Clare, won the life-changing sum from just a £17 accumulator on Henry De Bromhead's Festival runners.

The bet was placed in a Paddy Power shop in Shannon at the start of December.

The acca got off to a flying start when Honeysuckle won the Champion Hurdle, with the punter picking her out at 16/1.

The next pick was Bob Olinger in the Ballymore at 20/1 before Put The Kettle On sprung a surprise in the Champion Chase at 8/1


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And the final leg Minella Indo, picked at 8-1, obliged in brilliant fashion in the Gold Cup.

Spokesperson Paddy Power said: "There will be a socially distanced celebration somewhere in Shannon tonight courtesy of an incredible bet placed more than three months ago.

"After a miserable 2020 I could only think about avoiding Zoom calls and burning banana bread, let alone having the foresight to pull off a life-changing Cheltenham punt. 

"You have to take your hat off. It's a sublime punt and tops off a great week for Irish punters."

It's tops off a week of huge wins for punters from small bets.

On Thursday, punter Paul Dean cashed out his £5 acca and still won £250k, despite the last leg of the bet Envoi Allen falling.

And another bettor won just under £100k from a £5 each-way treble.

The punters picked out Chantry House, Bob Olinger and Sir Gerhard at huge odds – and they all hit the target.


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