Two lucky Scoop6 players stand to add £44,999 to £65,936.20 already won if they can find the winner of the Scottish Grand National on Sunday.
One of our bonus chasers is Andrew Etherington from Surrey, who incredibly picked out the six winners with just a single £2 line.
Even more impressively, Andrew who teamed up with a friend, and placed his winning bet through Tote’s partner William Hill, also placed a 60p each-way accumulator and a 20p each Heinz on the six winners, returning over £110,000 from an outlay of just £26.
“It’s very exciting. We play the Scoop6 every week and had total confidence that one day we would win it,” Andrew told Tote.
“After we had the Grand National winner I just couldn’t stop shaking. Then it came to the last race I was then worrying about whether I had picked the right horse or not.”
That final leg was led home by the father-daughter duo of Paul and Megan Nicholls at Knappers Hill in the Aintree bumper, with the horse’s name somewhat apt for Andrew’s selection.
“It’s funny, because my sister actually lives in Knaphill. I thought I’d better pick a jockey that wasn’t riding in the Grand National just in case they were worn out after that.”
The winning selections:
Aintree: 13:45 - Hometown Boy
Aintree 14:25 - My Drogo
Aintree 15:35 - Thyme Hill
Aintree 16:15 - Happygolucky
Aintree 17:15 - Minella Times
Aintree 18:20 - Knappers Hill
The first four horses to put Andrew on his way to a five-figure payout were all sent off favourite, and for Andrew it was easy to see why.
“I was so impressed with My Drogo when he won at Kelso and just couldn’t see it getting beat, and the others I just thought that on form they were the best selections.”
Looking forward, Andrew must now find the second Grand National winner in eight days, and with the weather set to be fair, our bonus hunter isn’t ignoring the conditions.
“The ground’s drying up, so I’ve got to look for different horses that might handle that sort of ground."
Regardless of whether he finds the winner at Ayr on Sunday, Andrew has plans for the huge sum already won, with a few cruises pencilled in with family members.
Anonymous winner also after bonus
Andrew’s not the only one chasing the Scoop6 bonus. Another customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, placed a total of £16 worth of bets through Bet365, on last Saturday’s pool.
She told Tote; “I’m not sleeping at night, I just cannot believe it, it’s a dream come true.”
“After Rachael Blackmore won all those races at Cheltenham, I said she’ll win in the National, and so she did!”
Our Scottish winner said she’s an avid reader of trainer blogs in order to make her weekend selections, something that came in handy for the final leg of last week’s Scoop6, and might point her in the right direction for Sunday’s bonus.
“I read Paul Nicholls’ blog and he had said that Knappers Hill would enjoy the ground better than his other one, and I like Megan Nicholls so I had to pick that horse.”
“I’ve been looking at the weekend’s entries all week and have been reading the trainers’ blogs to try and study for the bonus race.”
Last Saturday’s Scoop6 win was a great one for players of Tote’s biggest weekend bet, with our winners’ returning over 50% more than they would have done from a £2 accumulator at SP.