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Punter wins over £13,000 with plucky Lewis Hamilton bet placed in 2008

  • £13k gamble lands for one punter TWELVE years after initial bet was placed
  • 33/1 bet on Lewis Hamilton placed in 2008
  • Lucky Ladbrokes customer plays the long game with £200 bet!
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Lewis Hamilton (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Conrad Castleton 05 Nov 2020
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A punter has this week claimed over £13,000 from an optimistic gamble placed twelve years ago, Ladbrokes have told FreeTips.com.

The bookies have revealed the sensational punt was struck back in November 2008 on Lewis Hamilton beating Michael Schumacher's then-record of 91 F1 Grand Prix victories.

Priced as a 33/1 shot at the time, the customer placed two bets across two days at £200 apiece, and after 12 long years of Hamilton dominating Formula One, the bet finally landed at the end of October in Portugal.

Ladbrokes spokesperson Alex Apati told FreeTips.com: "It's been a 12-year-long slog to the finish line but Lewis Hamilton's record-breaking moment last month has made one plucky punter £13k better off, and a trip to the Algarve is surely soon to be on the cards for them at some point in the future!"

Ladbrokes Formula One Betting

Lewis Hamilton to beat Michael Schumacher's 91 Grand Prix victories (placed on 06/11/2008)

Total Stake = £200 at 33/1

Lewis Hamilton to beat Michael Schumacher's 91 Grand Prix victories (placed on 07/11/2008)

Total Stake = £200 at 33/1

TOTAL RETURNS - £13,600
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