Western Australian punter wins $100k from $2 Melbourne Cup bet

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A Western Australian gambler has turned $2 into more than $100,000 with a single bet on the 2023 Melbourne Cup.

Caulfield Cup winner Without A Fight claimed a first Cup double since 2001 as he romped home to victory in the big race.

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It was a stunning win for the Irish gelding, who returned $7.50 for a win and $2.65 for a place, according to WA TAB.

But The West Australian has reported that one lucky fan did much better than that.

After Without A Fight claimed victory, Soulcombe earned $3.40 for the place, while $151 outsider Sheraz was a shocker for third place, with $22 for the place.

The Ashrun ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, which cost $26 for the win, was fourth.

It made the unlikely quartet a very valuable selection, as one lucky gambler discovered.

A $2 bet turned into $100,763 on a first four mystery bet, the bet many people dream of landing.

There were other big winners, including a $100,000 on Without A Fight when the prize was $9, taking home a whopping $900,000, while an $80,000 bet saw a punter walk away with $600,000.

Great scenes from Flemington. Photo by William WEST / AFPSource: AFP

But not all punters emerged happy after favorite Vauban flopped to finish 14th.

Vauban received significant bets on Tuesday in the lead-up to the iconic race, including a $320,000 bet spread across odds of $5 and $4.80 by professional gambler Steve Bradley.

He initially targeted a $400,000 bet of $5 to win $2 million, but had to settle for smaller bets totaling $320,000.

“Steve Bradley went absolutely crazy and it caused chaos in the room,” said bookmaker Warren Woodcock.

“There were a lot of big bets flying around.”

Other bets on Vauban included $230,000 for $4.80 and $200,000 for $5 before the horse finished a disappointing 14th.

Two bets of $20,000 and $22,500 were placed on the eventual winner, Without A Fight, at odds of $7.50, yielding returns of $150,000 and $168,750 respectively.

Several TAB bettors also won big after placing $10,000 and $15,500 bets on Without A Fight at $6 odds, leading to huge wins of $60,000 and $93,000.

A Ladbrokes customer had a potential $1 million win thanks to a multiple bet over five legs, with the final leg seeing Vauban win the Melbourne Cup at odds of $7.

The bet was set to return $989,120, but Vauban’s loss left the gambler painfully short on the payout.

I think that’s why they say never bet more than you can afford to lose.

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