Homeless Man Stunned After Winning Over $60,000 On $3 Horse Racing Bet

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A homeless man in New Zealand was stunned to discover he had some newfound wealth after placing a small wager on a horse race.

The man who only has been identified as Robert placed a $3 wager on the Melbourne Cup.

When he returned to his account, he noticed there were a lot more zeroes than he was used to seeing after the $3 wager won $62,712.

At first, Robert thought it was all a mistake.

“It was quite, quite an emotional process, mate,” he told the NZ Herald, via the New York Post. “I couldn’t believe it, and I thought to myself, ‘there must be something wrong here’.”

Robert watched the race with his friends at the Petone Working Men’s Club — where he had placed the wager a day earlier.

With his winnings, Robert says that he can now afford a down payment on a house and hopefully have a steady roof over his head.

“I’ve gone from being homeless, sitting in a garage to finally being able to afford a deposit on a house now,” he said.

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