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Ladbrokes Player Wins A Million Pounds

An MBA student from Chester has become Britain's first female betting shop millionaire after winning the 49's lottery jackpot from just £1. 

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Jirtchaya Klongjarn, 34, successfully matched all six numbers on the popular betting shop lottery game having placed two £1 bets in a branch of Ladbrokes in Chester city centre on Friday, netting her £1,000,990 in total after both bets were successful. 

It's a case of second time lucky for Klongjarn, who has only been playing the 49's lottery for four months, after she narrowly missed out on a £200,000 windfall after selecting a different draw for her numbers mistakenly earlier in the summer. Her previous biggest win had been £601 in June.

The student who is originally from Thailand picked 8 and 12 as her birthday is the 12th of August then the remainder at random.

“I'm over the moon and I still can't believe it,” she said. “I told my friends I had won the 49's and that I might have a chance to win a million, then 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. My friends all play the 49's and they now say I'm the luckiest in the whole group.”

Klongjarn and her friends had already booked a trip to Chester racecourse for Friday 12th September, and will now celebrate the win there while she will also share her new fortune with her mother who still lives in Thailand. 

The 49's is a popular lottery style draw game which takes place twice a day. Customers can win up to a million pounds on the millionaire coupon from just a £1 stake by matching all six numbers drawn. 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. 

“We couldn't be happier for our history-making millionaire,” said Ladbrokes spokesperson Alex Donohue. “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.
“These jackpots are won once in a blue moon so the odds of two coming along in under a year are very long (65,182,370/1). We're not expecting any sympathy though and we're paying out with a smile.”


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