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Ronnie O'Sullivan 's Crucible heroics stopped an unlucky punter from bagging £145,000 off a £30 bet.
A Ladbrokes customer needed Kyren Wilson to win the World Snooker Championship in order to complete one of the most outlandish snooker bets you will ever see.
And they will be kicking themselves even more after turning down a £31,000 cash out offer from the betting firm.
The cash out was offered before the start of the final, but it was rejected in the hope of a Wilson success – only for O'Sullivan to waltz to an emphatic win.
The punter's bet reached the very final stage after staking £30 on three different snooker tournament winners.
Stuart Bingham's win of the 2020 Masters at 33/1 and Neil Robertson's 2019 Champion of Champions victory at 13/2 were the first two legs of the treble.
All he needed was Kyren Wilson to secure victory at the Crucible at 18/1 to round off the extraordinary bet.
The £30 stake would have returned £145,350 if it was victorious.
It is understood that the customer mulled over the cash out offer before the final but opted to back his man in a bid to win the big prize.
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Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Ronnie O’Sullivan was the only thing standing in the way of our plucky punter and £145k after a sensational treble struck last year.”
But Wilson never got into gear during the final, falling behind early in the first session and struggling to catch up.
It was 10-7 to O'Sullivan at the start of the second day, but Wilson could only secure one frame in the afternoon session.
It left O'Sullivan needing just one more frame heading into the evening session – and Wilson needing the greatest comeback in the history of the game.
- World Snooker Championship
- Ronnie Osullivan
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