Durham woman bet £183,000 on a Hillary Clinton victory

A very painful Wednesday morning

A woman from County Durham is believed to have lost more than £180,000 by betting on the US Presidential election.

William Hill said the woman, had staked £183,200 in a two-part wager on a Hillary Clinton victory.

“Donald Trump started as a 150/1 no hoper, but was very well backed, albeit in smaller amounts than we accepted for long-time favourite Hillary Clinton.

“This campaign absolutely decimated all previous political betting records and shows what a popular betting subject politics is,” said William Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

“The US Election statistics reflect almost identically the division of stakes and bets for Brexit. The odds on the day for the two candidates were almost identical to the Remain/Leave odds on EU Ref day.

“Brexit became favourite for the first time just before 2am on EU Ref night, Trump at just after 2am on polling night.”