‘I was crying my eyes out’ Newcastle United fan wins £5.4m bet from £1.40 spin

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32-year-old Michael Clark from Newcastle has been dubbed “Mickey Millions”.

A Newcastle United fan won a life-changing amount of money on a £1.40 spin on a Betfred game.

32-year-old Michael Clark from Newcastle, works as a careworker. He won a whopping £5.4 million, which is the biggest payout in Betfred’s 56 year history.

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Michael secured the jackpot and became a millionaire after playing a £1.40 spin on the King Kong Cashpots game.

Michael told Betfred of the shock of his win, as he said: “I would have never dreamed of hitting the jackpot but that’s what’s happened.

“At first I thought I won £5,000 and I was happy with that but to hit the jackpot was just mind blowing. I rang my mum and dad and I was crying my eyes out. I couldn’t help it because it was a big win and it was overwhelming.” Michael’s family have given him the hilarious nickname of “Mickey Millions” due to his win.

Michael, who has been engaged to his fiance Sherelle Pooley for seven years, is a huge Newcastle United fan, and hopes to use the money towards the wedding. He hopes to book St James’ Park as the venue for his upcoming wedding. He said: “It would be a beautiful venue and I’ve looked at some of the wedding packages, so to do one of them would be amazing.”  He also would like to use his winnings to upgrade Sherelle’s engagement ring.

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Michael has decided to take a break from working within the care industry, with well wishes and congratulations from his employers. Michael hopes to prolong his fortune and secure his family’s future by investing in the property market.

Michael said of his future goals: “If I can continue my fortune and leave a legacy for my kids then that will be life complete. Your job in life is to enjoy yourself and set your kids up. I’m 32 years old and I feel like I can do that already, so it’s still mind blowing.”

Betfred owner, Fred Done congratulated Michael on his win, as he said:  "This proves nice guys can win. Michael is the most worthy of winners. It is brilliant news for this smashing couple who have proved you can win big at Betfred from the tiniest of stakes."

Michael Clark and his fiance SherelleMichael Clark and his fiance Sherelle
Michael Clark and his fiance Sherelle | Jon Parker Lee

The game in which Michael won, King Kong Cashpots, is provided by Blueprint Gaming. Georgia Parry, head of UK account management said: “News of life-changing wins like this is always a happy read but even more so when it is courtesy of one of our games. Knowing that the winner is as deserving as he and his family clearly are, makes it that much more special. We’re ecstatic that a Blueprint creation has played a part in this and wish the winner and his family a lifetime of happiness.”

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