Paddy Power takes a hit at the Galway Races

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Revealing how one lucky punter turned €8 (£6.40) into €83,000 (£66,217), Paddy Power said it is still recovering from an almighty spanking at the Galway Races.

“It is far from easy to pick the winner of the Galway Hurdle – one of the feature races of the seven-day long Galway Festival that is as lively off the track as on it. It’s even harder to then pick four more winners – particularly when three of them are at odds of 12/1, 14/1 and 16/1. But that’s exactly what one lucky iPhone punter from County Meath did on Thursday at the Festival and there’s nothing better to kick-start the weekend than a fresh £83k dropping into the e-wallet.”

The punter’s winnings came from two bets, a Lucky 31 that cost €6.20 and netted over €14.5k, before a €1 each-way accumulator on the same five horses returned a monster €68k.

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