One man in the UK has missed out on a huge payout after a cruel late goal soured his incredible moment.
The punter initially put an accumulator on ten different football matches for AU$73.00, which would have earned him a whopping $160,000.
So when the man had correctly predicted the winners of the first nine matches, one could imagine the nerves coursing through his system.
The final piece of the puzzle required Southampton to beat Brighton Hove Albion in the English Premier League on Tuesday morning (AEST).
Southampton snatched an early lead through midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, before teammate Danny Ings doubled their lead with a penalty.
Holding a 2-0 lead, Brighton’s Shane Duffy notched one back to bring Southampton’s lead back to just a one goal advantage.
Just as the clock reached the 90th minute, the punter would be forgiven if he’d already started celebrating – but in a cruel twist, it wasn’t meant to be.
Brighton drew a stoppage time penalty after Shane Duffy was brought down in the box, and up stepped the ever-reliable Glenn Murray to slot it home from the spot – sealing a 2-2 draw.
The devastating blow came in the 91st minute, and capped off one of the most heartbreaking moments you will hear of in the betting world.
NFL punter seals huge $117,000 pay-day
On the contrary, one NFL punter went into the NFL game between the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks with AU$117,000 at stake.
The Bears win, and he or she cashes in.
They lose, and he or she gets nothing.
The punter correctly picked the winner of every game in the round to win the progressive jackpot, setting up the big payday, with just an initial AU$7.00 bet.
Despite the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings finishing their match at 29-29, the tie luckily counted as a win in that particular contest.
While Chicago looked like the better team all night, the game wasn’t in hand until late when Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara jumped a route in the fourth quarter to pick off Russell Wilson for the game-sealing touchdown.
Chicago Bears newest recruit, Khalil Mack, also starred and helped the Bears seal a 24-17 victory over the Seahawks – earning the punter one huge payday as a result.
with Yahoo Sports US.