East Durham Sunderland fan scoops £5,000 after 'daft bet' on England to win 4-0 in Euro quarter final

A football fan is celebrating more than England’s Euro quarter final triumph after shattering odds to scoop a £5,000 betting prize.

Sunday, 4th July 2021, 4:33 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th July 2021, 4:33 pm

England and Sunderland follower Brandon Hunter wagered £28.55 on Betfred’s Pick Your Punt – which gives gamblers a way to create their own bet – in predicting Gareth Southgate’s team would beat Ukraine 4-0, that Harry Kane would score two and that Harry Maguire or John Stones would score a header.

Now the 21-year-old Amazon warehouse worker is planning a summer of celebrations thanks to his £5,024 prize and plans to spend his winnings on a music festival in Malta with pals and a luxury tree house stay.

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Brandon Hunter said his win with Betfred was a "decent bit of money" after he put on a tailored bet on England's Euros game against Ukraine.

First he will treat girlfriend Megan to a weekend in a log cabin as he says she deserves a break having worked through the pandemic as a nurse.

Brandon, of Blackhall, is predicting a 1-0 win against Italy in Sunday’s final and said: “I was about to go out or a few pints with my friends.

"I just checked my phone and saw this ‘pick your punt’ offer.

"I thought the odds of 175/1 for all those three things to happen were fair enough, so I went for it.

“I forgot about my daft bet until I was watching the game on TV in the pub and I realised Maguire had scored, and Kane had got two, so I was on.

"I thought we might easily have got more than four to be honest and was relieved when Southgate started making changes.”

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “Good luck to this young fella who has quite a summer mapped out for himself…paid for by yours truly.”

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