Colossus Bets, home of the £10,000,000 Colossus and the world’s biggest football and sports jackpots, saw one player hit the proverbial crossbar in its £2,000,000 Pick 6 football jackpot last night, yet still walk away with over £27,000 from his losing £8 bet.
With 15 minutes to go in the final two legs of the Pick 6 the Colossus Bets player was on the brink of being the sole winner of the pool – he just needed Scotland to hang on to their 2-1 lead in Poland and for Portugal to break the deadlock away to Denmark. The Poles clearly hadn’t read the script though, getting past the Scottish defence late on to grab a 2-2 draw, meaning Ronaldo’s injury time winner for Portugal merely rubbed salt into the wound.
The blow of missing out by a single goal for the jackpot prize was softened considerably however by an inspired decision by the punter to Cash-In 60% of the £8 ticket at half-time last night, banking £27,125 in the process.
David O’Reilly, Colossus Bets COO said: “It is great to see a player who has gone so close to a life-changing windfall taking advantage of Fractional Cash-In to secure a five-figure payout on a losing bet. It encapsulates why we believe enabling players to bank profits on a part of a ticket whilst retaining a part to still have an interest in the jackpot prize, will soon be an industry standard feature.”