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Punter wins £13k on 25p stake for correctly predicting the results of nine football matches in four countries

Stephen's planning a spending spree. Credit: Betfred

A Lancashire decorator is planning to paint the town red after scooping £13,599 from a wager of just 25 pence.

Stephen Griffiths, 40, won on an accumulator which correctly predicted the results of nine football matches in four countries.

Stephen beat odds of nearly 55,000-1 to win £13,599 which he going to use to treat his girlfriend to a dream holiday in America, buy a car and get tickets for his beloved Manchester United at Old Trafford.

His accumulator came up after Sevilla, playing 1500 miles from his Chorley home, beat Real Madrid...the first time the Spanish superstars have lost in 40 matches!

Stephen was at his girlfriend Nicky's home near Southport when he put his bet on at the Betfred shop on Cambridge Road in Churchtown.

“I must admit I went to bed not knowing the results from Spain and a couple of games in Italy. I went into Betfred shop in Churchtown on Monday morning and realised all my nine games in the accumulator were right.

“The priority now is to get to Los Angeles for a great holiday - and buy a new car. I've been with Nicky a few years and her sister got married just before Christmas, so, you never know, what will happen in that regard!

– Stephen Griffiths
Stephen's accumulator. Credit: Betfred.

“This is what we're all about...big winners from tiny stakes and I'll tell you what, Stephen can borrow my United ticket for an Old Trafford game this season. I’m chuffed to bits for Stephen – and I hope he tracks down the old boy who gave him that little bit of inside knowledge. Stephen’s win is a tremendous achievement so big congratulations to a fellow red.”

– Betfred boss, Fred Done