Melbourne Cup 2019: Punter who won $793k dumped moments before win

The Melbourne Cup’s luckiest punter has revealed he was brushed by the woman he was with moments before realising he had won nearly $800,000.

Kenny was on a date with a high school friend at Crown Casino during the Melbourne Cup races on Tuesday.

In the aftermath of the main event’s stewards inquiry — which saw Master of Reality demoted from second to fourth for impeding eventual third-place finisher Il Paradiso — Kenny wasn’t aware he had won $793,000 from a $10 bet, thinking initially he had picked the correct top four horses but in the wrong order.

But the protest — which also saw Prince of Arran bumped up from third to second — was a godsend.

Speaking to former AFL stars Garry Lyon and Tim Watson on SEN Breakfast today, Kenny explained minutes after the race that stops a nation, his date brutally told him she wasn’t interested and was eager to catch the next train home.

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