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The biggest win you ever had?

  • 22-11-2014 4:14pm
    Registered Users Posts: 22

    Be it a horse race, lotto, Vegas, scratch-card etc?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,400 ✭✭✭evosteo

    Breadwoman wrote: »
    Be it a horse race, lotto, Vegas, scratch-card etc?

    About 3.5 k on an accum

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,161 ✭✭✭Amazingfun

    39 euros in the Lotto lol ;)

    I did win a diamond necklace worth 1000 euros last Christmas though!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,285 ✭✭✭Oscars Well.

    €1600 off a treble

  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 22,979 ✭✭✭✭beertons

    985 on an accy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,764 ✭✭✭✭mailburner

    1192 off a placepot in chelt this year

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,409 ✭✭✭Nomis21

    £250 winner in UK Grand National £10 at 25 to 1

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 2,625 Mod ✭✭✭✭TrueDub

    Keep the posts on-topic please. Nobody gets to decide who posts in this forum.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,313 ✭✭✭✭Sam Kade

    £1000 in a draw I didn't buy a ticket for :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,382 ✭✭✭petes

    €1700 on a €5 football acca!

  • Registered Users Posts: 43 tommullane

    450 odd euro on a 20 euro horse double. Came close to 1500 euro on a footie accum until wigan came back to beat arsenal 3-2

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,703 ✭✭✭jacool

    2p bet returning £1,600 straight forecast treble on the dogs
    Actually bought a share in a dog afterwards!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,667 ✭✭✭Frynge

    Most I ever won was €375 but last week i paid out €3894 on an accumulator from €3.

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,861 ✭✭✭fuzzydunlop85

    1100 off 10 game accum over 2.5 goals, 3euro stake. 4500€ from a poker tournament, satellited in for 20€, Seen in the paper the other day a lad had 10 game btts and win accum 250k from a euro !

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,744 ✭✭✭diomed

    €12,800 on Solemia at 75s in the 2012 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,930 ✭✭✭duckysauce

    12,500 punts on irish lotto- 5 and the bonus that was just a tease -- looked at the ticket and was fuccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk - 5 and bonus is a ****ing tease . Divided better in other Lottos the ****s lol

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,641 ✭✭✭Luap

    €1200 on a horse.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,085 ✭✭✭BringBackMick

    25,000 on a 4 horse accum.

    Lost 10k of it the next day

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭byronbay2

    I emptied the bank account in June 2002 to back Lennox Lewis against Mike Tyson. Got a bit of 4/6 (from the long-gone and much-lamented Pat O'Brien on Victoria Road) but the rest went on at 8/13 and 4/7. I even put the last few quid in my pocket on @ 8/15 on the day of the fight!

    Even though I had about €3K invested, I wasn't that nervous watching the fight that night - it never really occurred to me that Tyson could win. Have never put more than €350 on any bet before or since. Won about €1900 on the bet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,992 ✭✭✭applehunter

    €4k on Zach Johnson in Tiger's tourney last year.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,361 ✭✭✭Boskowski

    About €2200 in a single pot of holdem in a game that went out of control due to drink and ego.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,734 ✭✭✭FortuneChip

    75 e/w double on Body and Soul 8/1 and Kingsgate Choice 6/1 last summer.
    Threw 1k e/w on Big Phil @ 5/1 to win the US Open the following day, damn you Justin Rose.

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 20,863 Mod ✭✭✭✭inforfun

    Last week on some slots machine at Unibet:

    Might as well just add this one


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,243 ✭✭✭Juwwi

    €14,740 playing Deal Or No Deal on skybet which starting earlier in the day
    from playing their free €5 credit.

  • Registered Users Posts: 341 ✭✭easygoing1982

    €800 from the different games in PP. Blackjack, 3 card hold em I think its called and a few more

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭Shanee.

    1200 off placepot in Galway and 1100 on a 4 horse accum within 10 mins last Stephens Day.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,747 ✭✭✭fleet_admiral

    Sent a bookie home from Leopardstown after the first race a few years ago. I had a mountain of cash on the winner who was 10/1

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,484 ✭✭✭Peintre Celebre

    Money is always nicest when in unspecified lumps. Mountains, piles, tonnes, heaps all nice words.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,764 ✭✭✭✭mailburner

    Sent a bookie home from Leopardstown after the first race a few years ago

    that is funny, very satisfying reading that

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,772 ✭✭✭byronbay2

    Sent a bookie home from Leopardstown after the first race a few years ago. I had a mountain of cash on the winner who was 10/1

    Not doubting you or anything but VERY unusual for a bookie to take a bet on the first race (or any race, for that matter) that would require him to leave the track if it clicked. Be hard to get €100 (not to mind "a mountain") on a 10/1 shot with all but a couple of the bookies doing the rounds these days!

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 162 ✭✭costadeldole

    In 2014 alone:

    Tyson Fury v Derek Chisora 2,463

    Carl Fogarty to win I'm A Celebrity 1,758

    Ben Haenow to win X-Factor 1,930

    I currently have 2,500 on Mrs Brown's Boys to win Top Christmas Day TV at odds of 1/1 (2.0)

    So that will be my single biggest win of this year, 2,500 net profit.

    My biggest all time win was 3,000 when bet on Hurt Locker winning Best Picture at the Oscars. Avatar was the favourite, but I backed Hurt Locker 3,000 at odds of 1/1 (2.0)

    I figured the aged profile of the Oscars judging panel would favour an American war film over computer animation. And so they did.

    Sometimes one has to trust ones gut instinct, despite it going against the odds on favourites. The market doesn't always know, and favourites don't always win. Often my biggest wins were backing the second favourite.

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