09 Mar '11, 5am

A British punter has won about $2.86 million from a $4 bet on horse racing

EXTER (England) - A BRITISH horse racing punter has won 1.4 million pounds (S$2.86 million) after placing a bet of two pounds ($4). Heating engineer Steve Whiteley hit the jackpot in his five-race accumulator at Exter 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. Earlier victories came from Black Phantom (12-1), Ammunition (16-1), Mr Bennett (16-1) and Lundy Sky (5-1). Jayne Amor of the Tote bookmaker says Mr Whiteley 'came to us after four races to check if he had been reading his ticket correctly.' -- AP

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