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Watford's draw at Brighton lands Colossus Bets £1m Coral jackpot
12:28pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Latest Sport
A betting syndicate has scooped £1m from bookmakers Coral after Watford's 1-1 draw at Brighton on Monday night.
Coral offered £1m for correctly predicting the results of 15 matches at the weekend and Colossus Bets spent almost £35,000 on different combinations.
The pool betting website needed the Hornets to either win or draw and the point at Brighton was enough to land the jackpot.
Colossus Bets CEO Bernard Marantelli said: “It was certainly a controversial match and my head nearly exploded when Watford’s second goal wasn’t given.
“I am sorely tempted to give the Championship the £1 million winnings to introduce goal-line technology so no-one again has to go through what we did.
“To be serious, fair play to Coral for giving us the chance to win £1 million. They were great sports on the night, as the two rival companies had very different results hinging on the game."
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