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Aussie Woman Dumps Punter Minutes Before He Won $800k on the Melbourne Cup

A builder claims he was dumped by his date moments before he realised he had won $800,000 betting on the Melbourne Cup.

Kenny was on a date watching the big race at Melbourne’s Crown Casino on Tuesday when made his $10 bet.

Without realising, the lucky punter had picked the top four horses in the correct order.

However, as the results came in, he was too busy being dumped to realise he had just pocketed $793,000.

A lucky punter (not pictured) has won almost $800,000 with an incredible bet on the Melbourne Cup. Pictured are punters enjoying the race

‘She pretty much told me, ”Listen, I don’t really feel it. You know, this isn’t going to go anywhere. I want to get the five o’clock train” and I said, ”Ah well, no worries, thanks for being honest”,’ he told SEN Breakfast.

‘I thought at least the day’s not over, I’ll open up the Sportsbet account, because there’s still a couple of races to go in the Majors.

‘I open up the account and suddenly started screaming. I’m seeing all these numbers mate and I’m like speechless, I’m gasping. I’m like, ”Oh my effing god, oh my god” and everyone at the restaurant is looking at me like, ”What’s wrong with this clown?”’

Vow and Declare (pictured winning the Melbourne Cup on the far right) had been considered one of Australia's best hopes of besting a field packed with international contenders

His date, who was on her way to make the five o’clock train was staring at him stunned, unaware she had just rejected the Melbourne Cup’s luckiest punter.

How did the punter win almost $800,000?

The punter won by correctly guessing the top four horses in the race in order.

The odds for Vow and Declare, Prince of Aran, II Paradiso and Master of Reality to be the top four were $79,300.

The punter put $10 on, meaning he won $793,000.

If anyone bet $1 on the order of the first three horses correctly they would have won $2,900.

Guessing the top two would have paid out $175.

When Kenny asked the woman to check the numbers for him, she suddenly decided to stay a little bit longer.

Kenny bought drinks for his date for the rest of the night before the pair went their separate ways.

He said he plans to spend his winnings on a house on the Gold Coast.

Vow And Declare crossed the line first, with Master Of Reality second, Prince Of Arran third and Il Paradiso fourth.

But Master Of Reality, ridden by 49-year-old Frankie Dettori, was demoted to fourth after stewards ruled the horse nudged Il Paradiso in the home straight.

Prince Of Arran was eventually placed second and Il Paradiso moved up the order to third to give the punter’s dream finish of Vow And Declare, Prince Of Arran, Il Paradiso and Master Of Reality.

There were some other big wins on the day, including one punter who scored $90,000 with a $20 bet.

The man correctly bet on Richmond to win the AFL grand final, the Sydney Roosters to win the NRL grand final and Vow And Declare to win the Cup, with odds of $4,522.50 in February.

The biggest win from betting on Vow And Declare to win at $14.50 odds came from one lucky punter’s $20,000 bet which returned $290,000.

Another punter put down $17,000 to take home $246,500.

Vow and Declare jumped from barrier 21 and had previously picked up $1,072,690 in prize money from 12 starts with three wins, three seconds and two thirds.

The Melbourne Cup: The final results

 1. Vow and Declare

2. Prince of Arran

3. II Paradiso

4. Master of Reality

5. Surprise Baby

6. Mer de Glace

7. Finche

8. Cross Counter

9. Steel Prince

10. Magic Wand

11. Twiglight Payment

12. Sound

13. Constantinople

14. Mirage Dancer

15. Hunting Horn

16. Raymond Tusk

17. The Chosen One

18. Latrobe

19. Southern France

20. Youngstar

21. Neufbosc

22. Downdraft

23. Mustajeer

24: Rostropovich

Aussie Woman Dumps Punter Minutes Before He Won $800k on the Melbourne Cup
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