A Thai female student at Chester University in England has become a millionaire after winning one million pound prize from just a two pound stake in her local bookies, the Mirror Daily has reported. The UK-based daily said Jiratchaya Klongkarn, 29, a business administration masters degree student at Chester won £1million from a £2 stake with her local bookies.
It said she matched all six numbers in the 49′s game at Ladbrokes. The 29-year-old had only been playing the game for four months – and had already won £601 in June. Jirtchaya, picked 8 and 12, as her birthday is the 12th of August, then the remainder at random. She said: “I’m over the moon and I still can’t believe it. When I finally found out I was so excited.”
“It still doesn’t feel real and I’ve barely slept. I had some bad luck earlier on in the year but this has made up for it.” The student and her friends have already booked a trip to Chester racecourse and will celebrate the win there. She will also share her new fortune with her mother, who is still in Thailand. The windfall in Chester is the second million pound payout for Ladbrokes within a year following a jackpot won from a £4 stake in Bournemouth in December 2013, and the latest winner joins an exclusive club of no more than 15 betting shop millionaires created in history.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We couldn’t be happier for our history-making millionaire. “She’s defied the odds in style more than making up for her near miss earlier in the summer and she’s now the first female to join the small club of those who won a million in their local betting shop.” He added: “These jackpots are won once in a blue moon so the odds of two coming along in under a year are very long at 65,182,370/1.” The 49′s is a popular lottery-style draw game which takes place twice a day.