Punter scores $64,000 at Melbourne Cup after placing just $24 bet on the first ...

Punter walks away with incredible $64,000 win on the Melbourne Cup after placing a far-fetched $24 bet on the first four horses Jockey Jye McNeil led Twilight Payment through to a winning fish at the Cup  A lucky punter in NSW placed $24 on a First 4 bet ahead of the race on Tuesday   They successfully picked four horses to lead the race that stops the nation With a chance of just one in 2,684 of winning the bet, they scored $64,000 

By Sahar Mourad For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 09:06 GMT, 3 November 2020 | Updated: 09:06 GMT, 3 November 2020

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A lucky punter has won a whopping $64,000 with one far-fetched $24 bet at the Melbourne Cup - successfully picking the top four horses.

Star jockey Jye McNeil led Twilight Payment through to the finish line on his first attempt at the race that stops the nation, albeit it in front of an empty grandstand at Flemington.

Twilight Payment's incredible win was followed by Tiger Moth, Prince of Arran in third place and The Chosen One in fourth place.

A punter in NSW tipped those four horses to win with a mere $24 on a First 4 bet - and he wasn't disappointed with the outcome.

Star jockey Jye McNeil led Twilight Payment through to the finish line at the 2020 Melbourne Cup

Star jockey Jye McNeil led Twilight Payment through to the finish line at the 2020 Melbourne Cup

Twilight Payment seen ahead of runner up Tiger Moth at the 2020 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday

Twilight Payment seen ahead of runner up Tiger Moth at the 2020 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday

This year's event was a world away from typical celebrations with no crowds at Flemington. Pictured: Racegoers last year

This year's event was a world away from typical celebrations with no crowds at Flemington. Pictured: Racegoers last year 

Pictured: An empty Flemington Racecourse. There were no crowds at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic

Pictured: An empty Flemington Racecourse. There were no crowds at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic

With a chance of just one in 2,684 of winning the bet the backer scored a huge $64,418.50 payday, news.com.au reported. 

Earlier in the day, another lucky punter won $30,000 after betting just $1 after successfully picking out the first four winners in the second race.

With odds of 30,000 to 1, the gambler chose No Restriction to win the 1400m World Horse Racing Desirable Stakes, which was paying an outside $41 for victory.

They then followed it up with Pride Of Jenni, Ripper Rita and Sweet Reply which finished second, third and fourth respectively.

The bet earned him an incredible $30,070.10.

Prince Of Arran seen finishing third as Twilight Payment and Tiger Moth lead the race

Prince Of Arran seen finishing third as Twilight Payment and Tiger Moth lead the race

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