A person who believed he had gained a £1.7m jackpot prize from Betfred is suing the corporate after being instructed his win was a pc error.



Andrew Inexperienced, 52, a gambler from North Hykeham in Lincolnshire, spent 1000’s of kilos celebrating after his obvious success taking part in a web based blackjack sport.



A couple of days later Betfred instructed Mr Inexperienced a “software program malfunction” had occurred, his win was not official, and he could be receiving no cash.



“I went completely loopy,” the Lincolnshire man instructed the BBC concerning the devastating cellphone name from the betting agency.



“It felt like I had been kicked and had my insides ripped out.”



Mr Inexperienced stated he had spent £2,500 revelling in his triumph with family and friends on the native pub, even extending his financial institution overdraft within the expectation he would quickly be a millionaire.



He reportedly declined a £60,000 non-disclosure settlement from Betfred after the glitch was revealed, and determined to take his case to courtroom as an alternative.



“I’ve been bullied,” claimed Mr Inexperienced. “I’m only a fish in an enormous sea and they’re an ideal large shark however I’m not going to be pressured away simply because they’re value billions and I’m not.



“Even when there was a glitch I did nothing unsuitable. I performed that sport and pressed a button.”



The gambler stated he spent six hours taking part in “Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven” on the Betfred web site earlier than the sport instructed him he had gained the £1.7m jackpot prize.



Mr Inexperienced’s solicitor Peter Coyle claims Betfred has refused to supply any verification of the issue with its software program.



No proof was provided at a preliminary listening to held within the Excessive Court docket earlier this week.



A spokesman for Betfred instructed The Impartial: “Betfred likes to pay out all our jackpot winners, each large and small.



“Sadly, and as Mr Inexperienced is conscious, a brand new sport launch… suffered a software program malfunction in January this 12 months and no official jackpot win occurred.



“On condition that Mr Inexperienced is at the moment exploring his authorized choices, it will be inappropriate for us to remark additional.”





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