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Jackpot £1.45m won on £2 horse racing bet

A man who describes himself as "not a horse racing man" has won £1.45million on an accumulator, after placing an original bet of just £2.

Steve Whiteley hit the jackpot at a meeting at Exeter racecourse, which he had attended on a free promotion.

The final horse of his six-race accumulator, Lupita, ridden by Jessica Lodge, won at odds of 12-1.

He told Chris Hollins he could not watch the final race as he was too nervous.

  • 09 Mar 2011