A Liverpool fan rejected a £95,000 withdrawal offer when Man City were 2-0 down to Aston Villa and the Reds looked set to win the title on the final day of the Premier League.
Rather than take the £95,000 on offer, Tanya Hanley held on in hopes of winning £367,000 on a £100 bet before the season started.
After the Reds won the League Cup and FA Cup against Chelsea on penalties, the bet looked even more likely to win.
Bookmaker Betfair have offered almost £23,000 with just two games remaining.
The dizzying sum of money had also fluctuated dramatically at the start of the month.
But despite it all, the Liverpudlian stood firm and continued to dream of a £367,100 payout.
On May 12, Man City won 5-1 against Wolves to give Liverpool plenty of work to do ahead of the final two games.
As a result, the withdrawal value dropped to £5,473.
The day before the Premier League final, Hanley explained her decision to place the 3671/1 bet as she predicted “something big would happen”.
She added: “I just had a feeling Liverpool could do it. I opened my account and placed my very first bet.
“If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. My mom can’t sleep thinking about it, my dad is practically on board now, but everyone says I have balls of steel!
When the games kicked off on Sunday, the drama started instantly as Liverpool went down 1-0 in the opening two minutes.
At half-time, however, the take-out bid soared to £62,371 as Man City trailed 1-0 and Liverpool leveled to make it 1-1.
But with 45 minutes of nerve-wracking action, still no cash out came.
Villa made it 2-0 at the Etihad in the 69th minute as Liverpool were still looking to find the decisive goal against Wolves.
At 5:34 p.m., the cash out bid reached an all-time high of £95,000.
But it all came crashing down when City scored three goals in the space of five minutes to stage another spectacular comeback on the Premier League’s final day.
Although it seemed so likely with a two-goal lead at the Etihad and Liverpool on the cusp of a winner, it takes some faith in your team (and Aston Villa) to turn down a £95,000 payout – something she said she was always going to do.
“I’ve never bet before, so it was all about feelings, really…I’m going all the way…I believe they can do it. It’s a magical moment! she said.
But with City turning things around, he was left with nothing.
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