Two punters could net almost €400k if Romelu Lukaku scores tonight
An insane amount of money is on the line for two football bettors this evening as they pray for a goal from the Everton striker.
He scored not one, not two but three goals tonight as these two punters are hailing the Belgium striker:
GOOOOAL! LUKAKU! HOTSHOT JACKPOT HAS BEEN WON! WE'RE PAYING OUT £325,000! #HotShotJackpot— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 12, 2016
Incredible scenes for the lucky lads who will net over €190k each!
Everton travel to Sunderland this evening for Monday Night Football.
The last of Gameweek 4's fixtures, the clash has been labelled the 'David Moyes derby'.
This game means a lot more to two punters than your average football fan, however.
Having correctly predicted seven any-time goalscorers over the weekend's action, their hopes rest with Lukaku.
The big Belgian has not been having the best of times in front of goal for his club, however:
0 - Romelu Lukaku hasn't scored in his last 11 Premier League games, despite attempting 25 shots - his worst run in the competition. Misfire— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 12, 2016
As part of the Paddy Power's Hotshot Jackpot, £325k is on offer for any punter who can predict eight Premier League any-time scorers.
Two lucky punters have made it seven out of eight picks, with Callum Wilson, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Benteke, Santi Cazorla, Jamie Vardy, Roberto Firmino and Diego Costa the players picked between the two bettors that have brought them this far.
One of the pair will be 30,000ft in the air while the match is being played, jetting off on his holidays with fingers crossed that Lukaku does the business.
If the 23-year-old does find the net, the two will split the prize between them. A £162.5k win right at the start of your Costa del Sol trip would be grand, wouldn't it?
Meanwhile, other watchers of tonight's tie just need Lukaku to dig them out of a fantasy hole:
@RomeluLukaku9 score a hattrick save my FPL team— عزيز مخ (@AzizMe55i) September 12, 2016