We’re not just talking about that thrilling end to the Scotland England game on Saturday evening either. Nope, smashing through the doors of the Colossus Winners club and announcing their arrival with an outrageous Pick 6 ticket, we’ve seen a prime example of what Colossus does best – small change into serious winnings.
You’re always going to need a bit of luck to nail 6/6 in the Pick 6, and it’s fair to say, if you were watching these games you’d probably be down to your elbows due to the level of fingernail biting that had gone on. Leg one was a relatively easy affair, Northern Ireland winning one nil late on.
Leg two was a little more complicated – Scotland v England. Needing the game to finish 0-0, Other Draw or 1-3, it was looking like the best our player could probably hope for after a goalless first 70 mins was a one nil win to En-ger-land. The Ox duly obliged, netting past Scotland goalie Craig Gordon, who, facing the sun, didn’t cover himself in glory with his attempt to save.
The winning ticket
CRAZY LAST FEW MINUTES PROVE KEY
Fast forward to the 87th minute and things were about to get hectic. Really hectic. Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths slotted a free-kick past Joe Hart to equalise. An enormous spanner in the works for our Pick 6 player, who at this point looked down and out. Three minutes later, the same thing happened. Celtic’s Leigh Griffiths slotted a free-kick past Joe Hart to put Scotland IN THE LEAD!
Gordon Strachan was very happy about this, whilst Gareth Southgate looked like he could be weighing up which pizza company to choose for his next commercial. With the Scots now 2-1 up our Colossus Winner had a small hope of progressing – needing an improbable equaliser from The Three Lions. In the 93rd minute some sloppy defending made what looked like the impossible, (five minutes ago), possible. Goal machine and captain, Harry Kane volleyed home to grab England a point and our Pick 6 player an ‘Other Draw’ in leg two.
£49,147 CASH OUT GETS THE BALL ROLLING
Negotiating the next three legs went somewhat smoother and delivered a monster Cash-Out offer of £98,295. Hard to resist a slice of that you’d think? You’d be right – our Pick 6 player banking £49,147 for 50% of their ticket! They were now in a lovely position going into the final match – with money already in the bank and the chance to win over half a million if Wales could secure a 1-1 drawn in Serbia.
Wales pressed early and got their rewards, winning a penalty after 35 mins- Ramsey slotting home with a cheeky chipped finish to put the away side in-front. Had this goal come too early though? The £12 Pick 6 player could now only afford a Serbia goal – with no further goals elsewhere…
NEWCASTLE’S MITROVIC SEALS £549,542 Pick 6 WIN!
With the game bumbling along steadily and Wales still leading by a single goal to nil, the Pick 6 genius was in good shape. Seventeen minutes to go, Aleksandar Mitrovic came to the rescue. The player Steve McClaren signed for Newcastle a few years ago and has largely been seen as a disappointment during his time in the Premier League/Championship calmly finished to take the game to 1-1. What a hero!
No more goals followed in the remainder of the match – our £12 Pick 6 player had done it. 6/6 correct predictions bringing total winnings to a whopping £549,542. We salute you!