Published by staff Writers, 2nd November 2018 on foxsports.com.au
A UNIVERSITY student who won almost $150,000 on a Dustin Martin and Billy Slater multibet is heading to the gaming regulator to claim his money from Tabcorp.
As reported in the Herald Sun, Jonathan Simon placed a three-leg $36 bet on a series of combinations involving Martin to win the 2017 Norm Smith Medal and Slater to win the 2017 Clive Churchill Medal.
Both outcomes eventuated, with Simon winning a whopping $147,456.
But Tabcorp rejected Simon’s ticket, arguing the bet contained the same bet in different legs, increasing the odds exponentially.
Tabcorp offered to pay Simon almost $5000, but the 20-year-old isn’t backing down.
“It’s a matter of principle, I don’t like to be wronged,” Simon said.
“Tabcorp’s arguments for not paying the bet just don’t make sense. I’m legally entitled to $150,000.
“If they paid I would give 10 per cent to charity, maybe take some friends on a holiday give some to my family to use and save for a house.”
The complaint is before the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.
Simon is a regular punter and a maths whiz, who is studying statistical mathematics at Monash University.