Brazilian Woman Wins Office Sweepstake after Sleepwalking Husband Predicts 7-1 Score Line

Published on Thursday 10th July 2014, 2:44 pm

Brazilian Woman Wins Office Sweepstake after Sleepwalking Husband Predicts 7-1 Score Line

A woman in Brazil netted an unlikely victory in her office sweepstake after her sleep walking husband successfully predicted that Germany would beat the hosts 7-1. Anna Guerra, aged 44, collected winnings of around 200 Brazilian Real from her colleagues, the equivalent of £52. With pre-match odds of around 500/1, she will be wishing she had gone to the bookies, where her 10 Real bet would have landed her over £5,000. Mrs Guerra told Brazilian news outlet Lance that she had confronted her husband as he was sleepwalking to ask for a prediction. ‘He said Germany,’ said Mrs. Guerra. ‘I asked him what the score would be and he said “7-1”.’

Overall, Brazil’s shock capitulation on Tuesday night was a good result for the bookies, with few people daring to believe such an unlikely outcome was possible. William Hill confirmed that none of the 120,000 customers who bet on the game successfully picked out the result. However, four lucky Brits were jumping for joy after putting money on a 7-1 win for Germany. PaddyPower were among the bookmakers forced to pay out at odds of 500/1, with one person from the North East winning £2,500 from a £5 bet. Another lucky gambler took home £240 from a stake of just 80p after backing Germany to take a 5-0 half-time lead.

What are the chances of a similar outcome in Sunday’s World Cup Final? PaddyPower have Germany at 500/1 to record a second successive 7-1 victory although, at 11/2, a low-scoring 1-1 draw seems to be the most likely outcome. Lionel Messi was a quiet influence in last night’s second semi-final against the Netherlands – perhaps he was saving his best for Sunday’s showdown? William Hill have him at 40/1 to follow in the footsteps of Geoff Hurst and score a World Cup Final hat trick. Facebook

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