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Newark FC supporters place ambitious £25 bet on club to win FA Cup which returns more than £125,000

A lucky Newark punter who won more than £1,000 from a 17p bet when Leicester City won the Premier League has backed Newark FC to win the FA Cup.

Lee Martin, who won £1,017 after backing Leicester to win the league in 2016, said he hoped lightning would strike twice having placed £25 on Newark to win the national trophy.

Newark FC bet (41916723)
Newark FC bet (41916723)

A win would payout £125,025.

“The chance of it happening is 5000/1, the same as Leicester winning the Premier League, which I also bet on at 5000/1,” said Lee.

He said he placed the bet on behalf of other Newark supporters, who have each staked £1.

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