Tue, Oct 18, 12:36pm by Staff Writer
Without doubt, the multi of the weekend winner goes to this lucky tipster who took an ambitious $100 multi across 3 legs in two different sports. The win has yielded the lucky TAB punter a $129,600 return.
The multi started off in the Rugby League international between New Zealand and Australia in Perth and finished up with two NBL matches in Sydney and Melbourne in order to land the bet of 1296/1.
Not content with a simple head to head market, the punter found some value by going with three half-time, full-time doubles.
The savvy speculator took Australia to be leading by 1-7 points at half time into Australia to win by over 13 points. This one was a closely run prediction as although Australia enjoyed the majority of possession in the first 20 minutes to lead 8-0, the Kiwis had a good patch leading into half-time and almost stole the lead which would have ended this punter’s run before it started.
The Kiwis were on the back foot from half-time onwards though as test rookie Valentine Holmes crossed the line once and set up another for the hosts as they ran away with a 26-6 win in the first ever Rugby League international to be played at Perth’s NIB Stadium.
On the same night but on the hard-court this time this now flush punter had the Sydney Kings once again in a half-time, full-time double. He needed Andrew Gaze’s charges to be leading by 1-6 points at the main break and to then win by 11 points or more.
At quarter-time, the collect looked unlikely when the Cairns Taipans lead 24-23 but a strong second quarter from new recruit and Olympian Kevin Lisch saw the Kings rally and lead by a slender three-point margin at half-time. The Kings then ran away with the contest by 14 points, largely thanks to guard Jason Cadee who finished with 23 points to top-score for the hosts.
Onto Sunday and the final leg of this huge collect. Melbourne United finally got on the board for their first win of the season in Adelaide on Friday night and were slight favourite against the Illawarra Hawks at home in this one.
This was the closest run contest of all three bets with just a one-point half-time margin separating the two teams and once again this punter correctly selected the 1-6 point bracket for the Melbourne team.
Guard Todd Blanchfield ended with 27 points to give United a 12-point win which again was only one point inside the 11 plus win that this punter needed. When your luck’s in, your luck’s in and a big Congratulations are in order for this lucky staker.
Here’s a look at the winning ticket:
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