Thunder hits punters for (scoop)6

  • Last Updated: May 3 2014, 16:50 BST

There was an unbelievable conclusion to this Saturday's totescoop6 as 40/1 outsider Night Of Thunder eliminated the one remaining ticket in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Night Of Thunder (r) sunk the last scoop6 ticket
Night Of Thunder (r) sunk the last scoop6 ticket

The final ticket-holder had plumped for Noozhoh Canarias in the decider and had a great run for their money as the Spanish raider led going into the final furlong on the far rail.

The shock result sets up the mouth-watering prospect of a £7.5m Scoop6 next Saturday, the likes of which has never been seen in the bet's history.

An incredible £3,427,714 was ploughed into Saturday's pools by punters across the country, which leaves a total of £3,296,563 in the win fund and £2,291,377 in the bonus.

totepool spokesman Andrew Griffiths said: "It was a rollercoaster afternoon and you have to feel for the final ticket-holder, who was within touching distance of a life-changing win.

"Night Of Thunder was almost impossible to fancy and his victory has set up a potential £7.5m Scoop6 next week.

"Turnover has been staggeringly good of late and we'll keep riding the wave into next weekend."

There were 750 winners of the place dividend which returned £914.

  • Posted at 1651 BST on 03/05/2014.