Whereas most Everton fans came away from last night’s dramatic come-from-behind win over West Brom counting their lucky stars, one spectacularly lucky punter came away counting his way through over £45,000’s-worth of winnings.
Having already correctly predicted that Liverpool, Reading, Cardiff, Bury and Sheffield United would emerge victorious over the weekend, the anonymous fan was left nervously waiting on Everton to come good against the Baggies on Monday night.
Images of his betting slip were circulated on social media during the game, showing that the chap in question was on the verge of winning a hefty £45, 865.05 from his £5 stake should the Toffees successfully hold on to their lead to the final whistle…
Lo and behold, thanks to a late-ish Romelu Lukaku brace, Everton came from 2-0 down to beat Tony Pulis’ side by three goals to two.
Assuming the slip is kosher, it certainly looks like somebody out there woke up that much better off this morning.