What a Festive Period is has been for seven lucky punters who had a crack at this week’s Paddy Power Hotshot Jackpot. This is the prediction game (which is free to play!) at Paddy Power where you have to predict eight correct anytime goalscorers from the matches that the bookmaker selects for that given round of Hotshot action.
Seven punters each took home a share of the £250k jackpot that was up for grabs this week and that was thanks to Liverpool’s romp against Stoke at Anfield on Tuesday night. Remarkably for the fourth time this season the Jackpot has been paid out, and that just gives the entire promotion a whole lot more appeal.
Each of the seven punters walked away with a share of over £35k each in what will have been a tremendous Christmas present for them. So the pot resets to a new £250k jackpot now for the next round coming up across the New Year’s weekend action. Seventeen players had gone into the final match in the last round, all with a shot at sharing a piece of the prize and that final game was Liverpool v Stoke from Anfield on Tuesday night.
Interestingly all seventeen players left in the competition at that point had backed a Liverpool player and none of them had backed a Stoke player to pop up and score. The breakdown was five of the remaining players had backed Roberto Firmino to score, four each had gone for Divock Origi or Sadio Mane, while a couple had gone with Daniel Sturridge and two more had plumped for James Milner to pop up with a goal.
Firmino got over his recent drink-driving ban by putting a goal on the board for the Reds before the break to give five punters a share of the win. But then the two who had backed Daniel Sturridge to net will have been delighted with the part that Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross played in his goal, as Shawcross played a blind back pass to his keeper, which Sturridge pounced on to net after just 60 seconds of having come on the field as a sub.
So with each punter collecting £35,000 each, it just goes to show the value of this great feature that the bookmaker runs even if you don’t manage to scoop the entire prize for yourself. The promotion is open to all Paddy Power customers so you can go and sign up with them today and get in on the action. Remember that it is totally free to get your prediction for the current round in!