Teenager loses out on £1 million in betting slip blunder

A teenager who thought he had won £1 million betting on football matches has been told he has won nothing after filling in the wrong form.

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Ladbrokes response: Nice try Mr Donnellan

A Ladbrokes betting shop. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ladbrokes have issued this repsonse to the plight of 19-year-old Jordan Donnellan from Consett.

The teenager thought he had won £1 million, betting on football matches at the weekend, only to be told he had filled in the wrong form.

David Williams from Ladbrokes said: "Mr Donnellan chose to use the Weekend Result Rush Bet and that is the form that he filled in.

"In order for it to yield big returns, both teams must score in the chosen matches and the correct result must also be chosen.

"In at least one of the matches he chose, both teams did not score.

"It's rather like buying a UK lottery ticket then spotting that your numbers have come up on the Australian Lotto.

"It was a nice try by Mr Donnellan but it is also nonsense."

Jordan Donnellan with his betting slip. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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Betting blunder costs teenager £1 million

A teenage barman who thought he had won £1 million betting on football matches has been told he has won nothing after filling in the wrong form.

19-year-old Jordan Donnellan from Consett in County Durham believed his £1 accumulator has made him a millionaire.

He and friends celebrated at the weekend, only to be told by Ladbrokes in Consett on Monday (March 24) that his slip, where he had correctly guessed the winners of 14 football matches, was invalid.

Mr Donnellan, who had planned to pay off debts and follow his dream to become and apprentice firefighter with the RAF, is devastated.

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