Jobless Londoner scoops £58,000 off incredible £1.40 bet after predicting three 7-0 wins

An unemployed Londoner saw his fortunes reverse dramatically when he raked in nearly £60,000 on a £1.40 bet, described as the most incredible punt ever.
Steve Sales, 54, from Sutton, scooped £57,990.20 when he placed a wager on three Scottish football teams to win by seven goals to nil in their respective cup matches.
Mr Sales, who admitted he knew “nothing” about football north of the border, beat combined odds of 276,000-1 when Dundee, Inverness and Ross County all won by the scoreline.
His win was described by betting bosses as the most incredible they had witnessed after he placed the wager at Betfred in Sutton High Street.
Mr Sales, who worked as a removal man until a shoulder injury forced him to give up work 18 months ago, said the win was a “lifeline”.