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Man United fan who accidentally bet on MK Dons Capital One Cup 4-0 win lands £1,250 pay out

Hollie Griffiths scooped a £1,250 pay out has Manchester United were thrashed 4-0 by MK Dons. Photo: @Holly_elise/PA

A Manchester United fan who accidentally bet on the wrong team won £1,250 last night as MK Dons thrashed her team 4-0 in the Capital One Cup.

Hollie Griffiths scooped the pay out after using a £2.50 free bet with odds from bookies Paddy Power at 500-1, thinking she had backed the Red Devils.

But as her team crashed to a humiliating defeat to the League One side at stadium:mk, she realised her mistake and posted a screen grab of the bet on Twitter.

As the old saying goes – to err is human; to beat the bookie is divine! Congratulations to Holly on a great win.

– Paddy Power spokesperson

When ITV News called Paddy Power to verify the win, a spokesperson said: "Yes - Holly’s bet was placed with us – quite a result!"