Footie-mad fiancé pays for his entire wedding with winnings from £5 bet – after netting £10,000

Footie-mad fiancé pays for his entire wedding with winnings from £5 bet – after netting £10,000

April 17, 2019

A FOOTIE mad fiancé has paid for his entire wedding – from one bet with a fiver.

Teacher Craig Barlow netted £10,000 on an accumulator after he correctly predicted ten teams in five matches would all score before half-time.

Craig, 40, of Waton-le-Dale, Lancashire, is putting his winnings towards wedding his fiancée Harriet Gingell next year.

He placed the bets on five league matches but after nine teams scored within ordinary time Bristol Rovers took him to the wire.

Craig, who lives with dance teacher Harriet, said: “The games were all going my way, especially when Lincoln scored making it 1-1 on 38 minutes against Macclesfield.

“But I was worried about the Bristol Rovers game as they were losing 2-0 at home to Luton. Then they scored in the second minute of first half additional time.

“It’s brilliant to win so much from just a small stake – and what great timing with the wedding coming up next year.”


The win means Craig can even pay for the honeymoon which the couple were worried they might not be able to afford.

The £5 wager, called Goals Galore, meant all 10 sides in his five selected matches would all find the net in the first half.

Craig said: “At this stage of the season you do seem to get a lot of goals, particularly between teams looking to avoid relegation or achieve promotion against sides who are mid-table with little to play for.

“That proved to be the correct formula and the cost of the wedding will be covered.”

Craig and Harriet have already booked their wedding reception for 100 guests at nearby restaurant The Laurels in Chorley, Lancashire.

Bookie Fred Done added: “I’m chuffed to bits for this happy couple who will now have the day of their lives… thanks to a £5 bet.

“If Craig carries on using this scientific formula I will end up paying for a posh honeymoon. Remember next June Craig the toast has got to be Fred!"

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