The Melbourne Cup was the race that stopped the nation, but for a few very lucky people the result may have come close to stopping their hearts.
In Australia, one punter who placed $500 on Vow And Declare to win the Melbourne Cup got a payout of $50,500.
Another clever tipster successfully predicted the winning trifecta of Vow and Declare, Prince of Arran and Il Paradiso.
They managed to turn $10 into a very handy $29,534.
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