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Sleepless punter scoops massive £5.1m in internet win from £1 bet

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A SCOTS punter landed a £5.1million jackpot after staking just £1 on an internet one-armed bandit – thanks to a noisy dog.

The win is the biggest accumulator of its type in UK gambling history and the world’s third largest.




The Record knows the identity of the lucky Scot but has agreed to his request for anonymity. But we can reveal he is in his 20s and lives in a modest flat in Ayrshire.

And a friend said: “He was in his house and was woken up one night last week by the sound of a dog barking and couldn’t settle – and so decided to have a go online.

“He staked just a pound on a slot machine game, which is like a computer version of a ­one-armed bandit. He was up to £250 after a few wins in a row.

“With that, he then went on another game which has this massive jackpot.

“After six more spins he’d hit it – and it was £5.1million.

“It only took him a few minutes. He obviously found it pretty difficult getting back to sleep after that. It’s just unbelievable.

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