A woman is suing one of Britain’s biggest bookmakers for refusing to pay out £1million on a winning bet.
Megan McCann, 20, claims that she is owed £1,009,960 by bet365.
She has lodged a writ in the High Court in Northern Ireland against Hillside (UK Sports) LP, the company which operates the online betting company.
Miss McCann staked almost £25,000 on 12 different horses in four relatively obscure races, winning £985,000.
But the betting company says she is in “flagrant breach” of its own terms and conditions, because they believe the original stake was supplied by a “third party”.
The firm says the “no third party” rule means the whole stake must be put up by the customer alone.
20 year old Woman sues bet365 after they refuse to pay out £1million winnings
And it has withheld the sum as well as Miss McCann’s initial stake of £24,960.
Her bet involved a total of 960 £13 each way “Lucky 15” bets placed on 12 horses running in the 6.10 at Bath, the 7.20 at Kempton, and the 7.00 and 8.30 at Naas in Ireland on June 22 last year.
“Lucky 15” bets allow a combination of accumulated winnings. Read more details here