Fat fingers cost man £240K

A man lost £237,500 – thanks to his fat fingers.

The punter had meant to place a bet on a horse running at Wolverhampton but instead accepted wagers of 999-1.

One punter snapped up the odds and won £214,000, reports the Sun.

The transaction took place on internet betting website Betfair. It allows gamblers to lay wagers against each other.

The man, who has not been named, tried to place a bet at 999-1 on 15-8 favourite Peregine Falcon, but he hit the key to accept the odds and his error was seized upon.

Smaller bets were also placed, meaning the man lost in total £237,500.

Betfair’s Tony Calvin said: “The client simply made a mistake.”

Source : Ananova

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