Horse racing punter wins £140k on Cheltenham Gold Cup one day after cashing out £5 accumulator for £250k

LUCKY gambler Paul Dean managed to rake in a whopping £390,000 in winnings after placing bets on Gold Cup Day.

Paul went viral on Thursday after revealing that he had bagged £250,000 from a £5 bet, and couldn’t believe his luck when he pocketed the second windfall.

The 40-year-old punter won £140,000 from a tricast bet which he placed on a race at the Cheltenham Festival yesterday.

Paul, from Stockton-on-Tees, told The Mirror: “I’m buzzing, the whole family is.

"I am going to have a few beers and let this sink in. I cannot wait for my local pub to reopen. It is going to be quite some party.”

The punter correctly predicted the horses that would come first, second and third in the prestigious festival’s Gold Cup.

He confidently predicted Minella Indo as the winner, A Plus Tard for second and Al Boum Photo for third place to The Mirror yesterday morning.

Paul added: “I am so happy Minella Indo won it after he was pipped last year, but also that all my other hard work paid off.

“I am still getting my head round it, to be honest, but my parents are chuffed to bits. My dad has not got off the phone telling everyone he knows.”

He now has his sights set on next month’s Grand National.

Paul said: “I love betting, I work really hard at it. I am so glad it has paid off so handsomely – it is a life-changing amount.”

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