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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 January 2006, 15:16 GMT
34 web bet yields cool 235,000
A firefighter has pocketed 235,000 after betting just 34 on two separate internet accumulator bets.

Jason Evans, 34, from Coleford, Gloucs, scooped 153,476 by picking 11 winning horses and predicting two football results in an 11 accumulator bet.

He had also placed a 23 stake on nine races on the same day, netting him another 81,329.

Paddy Power, with whom he placed the bets, said the odds on winning each were about 10,000-1.

'Biggest winner'

Mr Evans said: "I'm usually glued to the TV watching the racing, but because it was New Year's Eve I hadn't actually checked the results.

"Me and my wife were just about to walk out the door when the phone went and it was Paddy (Power) who told me I had won 250,000.

"I couldn't believe it. He said the accumulators I had done were amazing and I was their biggest ever UK winner.

"235,000 isn't bad for a day's work is it?"

Mr Evans, who has an 18-month-old daughter called Mollie and works as a civilian firefighter at RAF Fairford, has been gambling since he was 19.

His biggest previous win was two years ago when he netted 18,000 on a horse racing bet.

Mr Evans plans to spend his winnings on paying off his mortgage and buying his 25-year-old wife Kelly a car.

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