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Fluke won Sarpsborg man over NOK 41 million. A punter from Østfold County, eastern Norway, walked away as the sole winner of a harness race after betting on the wrong horses, Saturday. The man, who staked just NOK 48 (about GBP 5.30), based his choices on his family’s birthdays. It turned out he had chosen the V75-6 coupon numbers incorrectly instead, however.

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Fluke won Sarpsborg man over NOK 41 million

Published on Sunday, 16th December, 2012 at 12:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

A punter from Østfold County, eastern Norway, walked away as the sole winner of a harness race after betting on the wrong horses, Saturday.

Forus travbanen
Scene of the incredible NOK 41 million winForus travbanen
Photo: ©2008 Jarle Vines/Wikimedia Commons


The man, who staked just NOK 48 (about GBP 5.30), based his choices on his family’s birthdays.

It turned out he had chosen the V75-6 coupon numbers incorrectly instead, however.

In a stroke of unbelievable luck, the delighted winner got over NOK 41 million (more than GBP 4.51 million) in prize money following the horse harness races at western Norway’s Forus Travbanen.  

He had just checked his numbers when betting company Norsk Rikstoto rang him with the news.

“It’s an absolutely incredible story”, the bookies’ Geir Langseth said in a statement, “The person did not want to reveal his identity, but I've talked to him and can relate the account that led to the giant win.”

To place a bet, punters mark their choice of horse numbers on the coupon. They then decide how much they want to stake, letting the computer system decide the subsequent odds weighting.

Lucky Lady smiled twice to the winner too. Mr Langseth explained the deadline for altering the coupon had passed.

“The winner was exceedingly happy, of course, and surprised.  He didn’t have a firm answer as to how he was going to spend the money, but said the family would benefit from it. There are probably many people who can look forward to extra lavish Christmas presents this year,” concluded Geir Lanseth.



Published on Sunday, 16th December, 2012 at 12:49 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: horseracewinnernorway, forusracetrack.





  
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