Man wins £5,504 after forgetting he had placed a £10 free bet

Ryan Porter only remembered he had made the bet after the money came into his account (Picture: SWNS)

A football fan found out he had won £5,504 after forgetting he made a £10 free bet.

Ryan Porter, 26, bet on the results of 10 fixtures across last week on April 20 using a voucher he’d been awarded by Bet UK.

He then completely forgot about the wager – until he got a text from the betting firm saying he’d won big.

Ryan, from Chingford in east London, said: ‘I was just sitting at home watching TV, when I got a text saying I’d won five and a half grand.

‘I was baffled, and it wasn’t until I physically checked my betting history that I remembered about the free bet.’

Ryan was awarded the free £10 from Bet UK after gambling on the Grand National a week earlier.

The telephone engineer decided to build a 10-team accumulator on football fixtures taking place across Europe’s top five leagues.

The list included the likes of Chelsea vs Brentford, Man City vs Arsenal, AC Milan vs Lecce and Fulham vs Aston Villa.

The telephone engineer plans to refurbish his bathroom (Picture: SWNS)

He bet on a weeks set of fixtures on April 20(Picture: SWNS)

Five days later he received a text from Bet UK stating he had won £5,504 at odds of 551.5 to 1.

Believing it was too good to be true, Ryan checked his bet history to make sure it was not a scam.

He then remembered placing the wager, and now plans on using the money to refurbish his bathroom.

Ryan said: ‘I forgot all about it, so when the games were actually playing, I wasn’t keeping track of the scores.

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‘If I’d have known I had a bet on, as more and more results came in, I probably would have been really nervous – but I was clueless.

‘I’m going to use the money to do up my bathroom in the house I’ve just bought. The money has come at a great time.’

Another lucky punter won more than £19,000 in January after betting just £5 on a ridiculously long odds accumulator.

The unnamed customer remarkably predicted the result of 25 football matches – with a 0.026% chance of it coming through.

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