Leicester title win worth £100,000 to gambler


A mystery Ladbrokes punter will win £100,000 off a £20 bet if Leicester win the title, the bookmaker has revealed.

Leicester City's odds over course of the Premier League season

Leicester odds over course of the Premier League season (by www.bettingexpert.com)

He is one of 23 gamblers who still have money on the Foxes as their pre-season price of 5000/1.

The average stake is £2.

Claudio Ranieri’s team are seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with five matches to play.

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Leicester need three more wins to wrap up the title and are now 1/5 to do so.

Other 1/5 bets offered by Ladbrokes:

  • Snow to fall in Lapland on Christmas day
  • Novak Djokovic winning another major tennis tournament
  • Kim Kardashian posting a naked selfie


Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Donohue said: “The Leicester City story is truly phenomenal and we’ll never see another long shot go from rags to riches like it again.

“At the start of the season there was as much chance of them winning the league as there was of Elvis turning up at the ground alive and well and now with five games to go it’s just as likely they win the title as snow falls in Lapland on Christmas Day.”
“For anyone struggling to come to terms with this incredible story, they have gone from having a 0.02% chance of winning the title to 83% with a few games to go.
“There has never been a shift in odds as dramatic in the entire history of sport and nor is there likely to be.”

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