Rory Lewis, a 31-year-old from Edinburgh, is currently studying to become a financial adviser. Even without a degree, his advice may already be well worth listening to, especially since he recently managed to turn a £60 wager into a £101,200 payday. Lewis placed an accumulator bet with William Hill on four teams – Cove Rangers, Huntly, Culter and Wick Academy — to each win by four goals in the first round of Scottish Cup action. When the four clubs cooperated by pummeling their opponents, Lewis became the single biggest individual Cup winner in Will Hill history.
Spokesman Tony Kenny said “this shrewd Scotsman … obviously had a crystal ball when making his selections.” The influence of karma may have also played a role. Lewis recently had his flat burgled, with the thieves having made off with a computer and some expensive stereo gear. After he’s outfitted his flat with some new gear (and perhaps a better lock), Lewis plans to dabble in the stock market, but he won’t forget who brought him to this dance. “I’ll keep plugging away with my gambling too. I enjoy it, and I’ve done reasonably well in the past.”
‘Reasonably well’ doesn’t begin to describe the performance of a 20-year-old student in Norway, who hit an online progressive jackpot worth €11.7m playing Net Entertainment’s aptly titled Mega Fortune game on Betsson.com this past Saturday (24). Even more impressive, the student didn’t risk a dime in setting a new record for largest online jackpot (and Norway’s largest jackpot of any kind, including the National Lottery). The student from Hordaland ordinarily spends his online time at Betsson’s sportsbook, but fatefully decided to use up the 10 free spins he’d been given as a promotional tool.
The 10 spins earned our hero a total of €8, which, at €0.50 a spin, gave him 16 more shots at glory. However, he only needed 11 to turn a quiet evening at home into the Best Night Ever™. Still, the lucky student’s post-win comments suggest there may be something to that cliché about money not being able to buy happiness. “It was just impossible to sleep, and I am shaking and sweating … I need to try and calm down.” Yes, must be very stressful. Any single ladies out there care to help our poor lad towel off and ‘relax’?