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Punter scoops £1.5m at Exeter!

ENGLISHMAN Steve Whiteley, a heating engineer from North Devon, hit the jackpot at Exeter when he landed a massive rollover Jackpot courtesy of 12/1 chance Lupita in the final leg.

Whiteley travelled by bus to the races, used a free ticket to get in, placed a £2 bet and went home a millionaire. The 61-year-old achieved what no other punter in England could manage, picking all six winners at the meeting to land the Jackpot, a Tote bet which had been rolling over for more than a week.

Whiteley won nearly £1.5m for his £2 stake.