Why have just one massive win when you can have two?
A Ladbrokes punter has had the win of a lifetime after hitting two multis to turn their $175 outlay into a return of over $80,000.
On their own, both of these bets would have earned at Legendary Lands write up, but combining the two for the return of a lifetime is just ridiculous.
Ten legs carried over from the first multi to the second but this punter has to be commended for nailing 15 unique legs across all of the bets.
Bet 1 – $100 into $46245.81
Our punter started things off backing the Cairns Taipans to have a not so successful weekend, starting off with a loss to Adelaide on Saturday night for the first leg.
Two days later the Taipans were in action and were backed to lose to the Illawarra Hawks to complete an 0-2 weekend.
In both instances Cairns delivered going down 100-91 to the 36ers and 110-95 to the Hawks.
Up next were a pair of A-league matches, backing the Victory to beat the Mariners and score over 1.5 goals in the game on Saturday, with Sydney FC to beat Melbourne City (again) and have over 1.5 goals in that contest as well.
Two first half goals for the Mariners cleared that part of the bet but left a Melbourne win in dire straits before a late rally produced one of the more dramatic conclusions of this bet.
Sydney beating City for the seventh straight time was a little bit more straightforward and with an early goal our punter was left to sweat for the remainder of the match as that second goal never quite came off despite plenty of chances.
It all looked like it might go pear shaped when City won a penalty in the 79th minute but Riley McGree’s effort was saved by Andrew Redmayne.
Still needing a second goal, our punter was signing the praises of Adam Le Fondre after his strike four minutes from time.
That was the last local leg of the bet with the remaining action coming in the form of two NHL games, one Bundesliga match and five English league clashes.
Starting off with the NHL, our punter put their faith in the Tampa Bay Lightning to beat the struggling New York Rangers and the Bolts managed to withstand a late Rangers rally to come away with a 3-2 victory.
The other leg backed the Winnipeg Jets to win a high scoring clash over the Ducks and the Jets crushed them 9-3, almost doubling the 5.5 goals line on their own.
It’s a good thing our punter decided to play it safe with Bundesliga leading Borussia Dortmund in their clash with Eintracht Frankfurt taking a Dortmund win/draw double chance as the sides played out a 1-1 draw as the visitors increased their lead at the top of the table.
Another leg that our punter had to sweat out came from the English championship as there was a very long wait for a first half goal.
Jarrod Brown finally scored for Hull in the 44th minute with a curling free kick to add another successful leg to the bet.
Following on from our punter’s A-League pattern, they backed another Championship match taking Sheffield United to beat Bolton and have over 1.5 goals in the match.
Two second half goals helped Sheffield’s case for automatic promotion with a valuable three points and allowed our punter to tick off another winning leg.
The third and final Championship bet was yet another nailbiter as it required both teams to score.
Norwich moved to the top of the Championship with a victory here but our punter would have spent most of the match cursing their impressive defensive work as they held Leeds out for pretty much the entire match.
The Canaries held up their end of the bargain scoring in the fifth minute and took a 3-0 lead into stoppage time before Patrick Bamford’s consolation goal allowed a brief sigh of relief as attention was turned to the Premier League.
Goals have not been hard to come by in Fulham matches this season and this leg also had its hopes pinned on a first half goal, which Luka Milivojevic delivered from the penalty spot.
For the second Premier League leg, our punter went for a double chance, taking Watford to beat or draw with Brighton and a scoreless draw turned this $100 outlay into a return of over $46,000.
Bet 2 – $75 into $35158.20
As if one massive return wasn’t enough, our punter managed to enjoy a second success story on a very similar multi.
Overall ten legs were carried over from the first bet including both NBL, both A-League, five European football ones and the Winnipeg Jets rout.
One of the new legs came from the A-League’s famed Distance Derby between the Perth Glory where our punter backed a goal in the first half.
Just for good measure the Glory put two away in the first half with the key score coming from defender Shane Lowry in the 19th minute.
Our punter went back to the Championship for the other two legs, first backing Aston Villa in a win/draw double chance in their clash with Reading.
While nobody will be all that keen to relive a dour scoreless draw, it was yet another box to tick off in part two of the Legendary Land.
It came down to needing a first half goal in the match between Brentford and Blackburn and our punter did not have to wait all that long as Bradley Dack kicked off what would be a wild match with a goal in the second minute.
In total, to win this Legendary Land, our punter nailed 15 results across two multis, with odds ranging from $1.33 to $2.70.
All in all that made for one very, very happy punter and a story to dine out on for a very long time.