The 28 year-old of Woodford Green placed the £5 bet after seeing the number 17 everywhere

John Moore placed the £5 bet with 500/1 odds on the day of the game

John Moore placed the £5 bet with 500/1 odds on the day of the game

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter, covering Chingford, Highams Park and Woodford. Call me on 07795 476 625

A DJ has spoken about the "madness" of winning £2,500 after placing a £5 bet on Germany beating Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup match on Tuesday.

John Moore, 28, of Woodford Green, placed the £5 bet with odds of 500/1 online after seeing the numbers 17 everywhere on the day of the semi-final match.

The self-confessed betting man and drum and bass DJ had "no idea" it would pay off until Germany scored its fifth goal at the end of the first-half.

"I was seeing the number 17 everywhere. I looked at the clock and it was seventeen minutes past five and my battery on my phone had seventeen per cent.

"Then a parcel arrived with the number 17 and I looked at my phone when it was charging and it had 71 per cent battery."

"I knew Brazil wasn't going to score 7-1 as their defence was poor and Neymar and Thiago Silva weren't playing.

"It was a thrashing and not a good day for football. All their weaknesses were shown and as Arsenal fan, we've seen this before with massive defeats," said Mr Moore.

During the match on Tuesday night which put Germany through to the final against Argentina tomorrow, Mr Moore described the scene inside his living room as "tense".

He added: "When it went 7-0, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. After Oscar scored it was madness.

"I was jumping up with my dad and then the few minutes before the final whistle blew was just pure tense"

The 28 year-old food-lover collected his £2,500 winnings from Paddy Power in Ilford the following day and plans to spend the money launching a new street food stall in Redbridge.

Mr Moore predicts tommorw's final will be 4-2 either way. The game kicks off at 8pm on BBCOne. 

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1:36pm Mon 14 Jul 14

jonny mash says...

"The self-confessed betting man and drum and bass DJ" = unemployed / unemployable. I would associate the number 13 with this fella
"The self-confessed betting man and drum and bass DJ" = unemployed / unemployable. I would associate the number 13 with this fella jonny mash
  • Score: -4

8:38am Tue 15 Jul 14

GoonerMike says...

We'll done fellow Gooner 👍
We'll done fellow Gooner 👍 GoonerMike
  • Score: 3

10:44am Tue 15 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

jonny mash wrote:
"The self-confessed betting man and drum and bass DJ" = unemployed / unemployable. I would associate the number 13 with this fella
Hahaha or unemployable.
[quote][p][bold]jonny mash[/bold] wrote: "The self-confessed betting man and drum and bass DJ" = unemployed / unemployable. I would associate the number 13 with this fella[/p][/quote]Hahaha or unemployable. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

12:51pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Paul Skinner says...

Headline: Dimwit gets lucky.
Headline: Dimwit gets lucky. Paul Skinner
  • Score: -3

3:21pm Tue 15 Jul 14

GoonerMike says...

Loving the jealousy hashtag well done mate, take no notice
Loving the jealousy hashtag well done mate, take no notice GoonerMike
  • Score: 2

3:38pm Thu 17 Jul 14

GoonerMike says...

Paul Skinner wrote:
Headline: Dimwit gets lucky.
I take it you didn't win or anticipate the Scoreline, Paul hashtag Dimwit !
[quote][p][bold]Paul Skinner[/bold] wrote: Headline: Dimwit gets lucky.[/p][/quote]I take it you didn't win or anticipate the Scoreline, Paul hashtag Dimwit ! GoonerMike
  • Score: 3

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