Small Wager Equals Big Win for British Bettor

Heating engineer's big payoff came from large rollover pool.

A British horse racing punter has won £1.4 million (US$2.3 million) after placing a £2 bet ($3).

Heating engineer Steve Whiteley hit the jackpot in his six-race accumulator (equivalent to a Pick 6) at Exeter racecourse on Tuesday.

The 61-year-old Whiteley says “I’m not a horse racing man. I only go once or twice a year.”

The final horse of the accumulator was 12-1 shot Lupita, ridden by Jessica Lodge.

Jayne Amor of the Tote bookmaker says Whiteley “came to us after four races to check if he had been reading his ticket correctly.”