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London, October 15th 2014

COLOSSUS BETS, home of the £10,000,000 Colossus and the world’s biggest football and sports jackpots, saw one player hit the proverbial crossbar in their £2,000,000 Pick 6 football jackpot last night, yet still walk away with over £27,000 from his losing £8 bet.

With 15 minutes to go in the final two legs of the Pick 6 the Colossus Bets player was on the brink of being the sole winner of the pool – he just needed Scotland to hang on to their 2-1 lead in Poland and for Portugal to break the deadlock away to Denmark. The Poles clearly hadn’t read the script though, getting past the Scottish defence late on to grab a 2-2 draw, meaning Ronaldo’s injury time winner for Portugal merely rubbed salt into the wound.

The blow of missing out by a single goal for the jackpot prize was softened considerably however by an inspired decision by the punter to Cash-In 60% of the £8 ticket at half-time last night, banking £27,125 in the process.

David O’Reilly, Colossus Bets COO said: “It is great to see a player who has gone so close to a life-changing windfall taking advantage of Fractional Cash-In to secure a five-figure payout on a losing bet. It encapsulates why we believe enabling players to bank profits on a part of a ticket whilst retaining a part to still have an interest in the jackpot prize, will soon be an industry standard feature.”


Colossus Bets: David O’Reilly (COO)

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Editor’s Notes

The £2,000,000 Pick 6 is a weekly 6-leg pool bet with a correct score format comprising a minimum £1,000,000 win fund and a minimum £1,000,000 bonus – both numbers net of deductions. Any winners of the win fund will have a free pick on the correct score of one further football match the following week, to try and land the £1,000,000 bonus.

A full unit costs players just £2, but like all Colossus pools, the £2,000,000 Pick 6 can be played for as little as 20p (which buys a 0.1 unit and plays for a proportional £200,000).

The next £2,000,000 Pick 6 kicks off this Sunday with a selection of the weekend’s fixtures. The bet is also available across all of Colossus Bets’ B2B partner sites, including BETDAQ, Betfair, Boylesports and

The £2,000,000 Pick 6 is available on on both Desktop/Web as well as a customized smartphone and tablet experience on Mobile Web.

7 things you may not know about Colossus Bets

  • £10 million – our weekly headline prize
  • 2 million bets processed since launch
  • £6 million in guaranteed prizes paid out to date
  • 40,000+ Twitter Followers
  • 25,000+ active players
  • 14 B2B partners contracted
  • 4 B2B partners live
  • 5 technology patents granted

About Colossus Bets

Founder and CEO Bernard Marantelli is a professional gambler, who after winning significant sums from multi-leg bets around the world, decided jackpot pools were not run optimally. After failing to convince incumbent operators to improve their product offering to generate bigger pools, he set up Colossus Bets to provide lottery-sized jackpot pools on a weekly basis.

On May 31st 2014 Bernard lead one of three syndicates to share a world record £5.4m Scoop6 bonus, after sharing a £10,000,000 pool eight ways the previous week.

The world’s biggest bet, ‘The £10,000,000 Colossus’ is a seven leg correct score football game offered weekly.  Colossus Bets also offers a series of other multi-million pound pools based on correct scores and a suite of correct outcome (Home/Draw/Away) games.

Colossus Bets is currently developing multi-million pounds games for NFL/NBA/horseracing/greyhounds/AFL and ARL.

Colossusbets Limited is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. For more information visit

About Fractional Cash-In

Colossus Bets goes beyond offering the world’s biggest guaranteed pools; through unique technology, it allows players to Cash-In all or part of their multi-leg bets at virtually any stage of a game. This enables players to bank profits from their ticket whilst retaining part of it and playing for a corresponding share of the Jackpot prize.

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