Record payout for Auckland punter

An Auckland punter has collected a record fixed odds payout from the TAB after turning a $2,850 investment into $776,245 at the Ellerslie races on Monday.

new_zealand flag The man – who wishes to remain anonymous – placed a boxed multi-bet over six legs and chose 57 lines at $50 each.
With the first five races in the bag his final pick, Tanha Strike, led for much of his race but was headed in the straight before regaining the lead to win by a head.