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A LEICESTER CITY fan has cashed in his 5000/1 bet on them winning the league with Ladbrokes for a cool £21,552.77.
James Weller, from Sheffield, had the foresight to back his beloved Foxes at the start of the season at a staggering 5000/1, but before Leicester surged 8 points ahead of their rivals on Saturday afternoon enough was enough, and Weller decided to take his money and run.
Weller stood to win £50,000 from his £10 wager and he now plans to spend his winnings on the holiday of a lifetime for his family: "The kids can't quite grasp it yet, but we're off on an amazing holiday. It's fantastic feeling knowing I'm twenty grand richer from just a tenner," Weller said.
He added: "I hold my hands up, I lost my nerve and bottled it. I'm sure we'll still win the league, probably drop four points before the end, but it's ours to lose now and the pressure is on Spurs massively. I just wanted the money in my back pocket ASAP!"
However, if Weller would have waited until after Leicester's result at Crystal Palace he would have collected an extra £3k as the cash out value was going up and down by thousands quicker than a yo-yo as every goal went in.
Of the 47 customers who placed wagers on Leicester to achieve to unthinkable at the start of the season just 24 are left holding a betting slip paying out at 5000/1.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes: "We congratulate James for holding his nerve this long and having the belief back in August to place such an audacious wager."
She added: "The champers is on ice for our remaining long-shot punters and we wish them all the best before the end of the season."
Ladbrokes latest betting
Premier League winner 2015/16 - odds correct at time of publication before Super Sunday's games
Man City 20/1
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