Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Edinburgh man wins £100,000 on football bet

A man from Edinburgh has won a payout of £101,200 after betting on four football matches in the Scottish Cup.

Rory Lewis's £100 accumulator paid out after all four of his chosen teams won their first round ties by four goals or more at the weekend.

He won when Cove Rangers beat Glasgow University 4-0, Huntly defeated Newton Stewart 6-1 and Culter beat Burntisland Shipyard 4-0.

Wick Academy then beat Coldstream 9-1 to secure the payout.

Tony Kenny, spokesman for the bookmaker's William Hill, said: "This punter obviously had a crystal ball when making his selections.

"To bet on four teams to win by four goals was a phenomenal leap of faith and we'd like to wish this shrewd Scotsman all the best with his new-found fortune."

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