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A LEICESTER City fan has cashed out his 5000/1 bet with Ladbrokes to spend the winnings on tickets and travel for their title race run in according to a Ladbrokes spokesman.
The Foxes fan is believed to be the first of their long-odds backers in the country to cash out a 5000/1 wager, as the supporter banks £1100.22p from his £1 punt placed on his mobile at the start of the season, while other fans with potential returns as big as £250,000, £100,000 and £33,000 hold their nerve.
The City fan, a man in his 20's who didn't want to be named revealed; "Over a grand is too good an offer to turn down and it will go towards trains and tickets to follow Leicester chase the dream in the title run in. Football isn't cheap these days and the feeling of winning the league will be priceless anyway."
The supporter also admitted that he didn't want to go public on the windfall with Valentine's Day around the corner; "I'd rather keep the cash for football than have my girlfriend find out. I might stretch to 12 roses instead of 6 though."
Leicester City are now 5/2 to win the Premier League this season having been 5000/1 at kick off and Ladbrokes will offer the best odds in the industry on the Foxes until their match against Arsenal on Sunday.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "The first of the long-odds Leicester backers has cashed out enough to cover the cost of several away days from an investment far less than the price of a programme. If the early winnings cover the cost of getting to the decisive matches it will surely feel like the right decision even if the Foxes go all the way."
Ladbrokes latest betting
Leicester City to win the Premier League 5/2 *
*or guaranteed top industry price until kick off
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