How to Make £1m From A Single World Cup Bet

This story could (possibly) make you a millionaire

Aside from the football, drinking and general life domination that only a World Cup can bring, one of the greatest pleasures of this four year football frenzy is the opportunity it affords for guilt-free betting.

Not just to make money (obviously) but more as a way to add a little extra spice when sitting down to watch Greece v Colombia.

And on top of the cheeky match bets, there's the lure of the far-fetched-but-really-rather-tempting accumulator. 

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We worked with Paddy Power traders to pull together a £1 accumulator of vaguely feasible events that would net us over £1m if it all comes off and this is the result:

  • Sergio Aguero to be Top Goalscorer
  • England to be eliminated in a penalty shootout
  • Gianluigi Buffon to win the Golden Glove award
  • Algeria to score the least amount of goals
  • Spain to win World cup
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to be player of the tournament


The Pay-Off? A not to be sniffed at £1,193,400 (at time of writing).

Yes, it’s a big ask for them all to come in, but at least they are all realistic enough in their own right. And at least it will add a short feeling that anything's possible – until England fail to make it out of the group that is.

To take up the £1 bet or build your own, go to Paddy Power's World Cup section

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