Punter wins $1MILLION on Rekindling to win Melbourne Cup

A Melbourne Cup punter has won $1 million after backing Rekindling to win the 'race that stops a nation'.

The anonymous punter won the enormous sum of money on the TAB's Cup Millionaire Promotion on Tuesday.

He was randomly selected by the TAB to tip a Cup winner from a pool of customers who placed a bet on races 1-4.

Corey Brown rides Rekindling to victory in the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington Race course in Melbourne

Corey Brown rides Rekindling to victory in the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington Race course in Melbourne

Their decision to back Rekindling made them $1 million richer.

The million dollar TAB promotion was offered to Victorian, ACT and NSW residents who placed bets on races 1-4 at Flemington.

A winner was then chosen at random to tip the Melbourne Cup winner and go in the draw to win the $1 million. 

Ridden by jockey Corey Brown, Rekindling stormed home to win the 2017 Melbourne Cup on the 157th race day.

The victory was the sixth for legendary owner Lloyd Williams.

Corey Brown returns to scale on Rekindling after winning the Cup on Tuesday 

Corey Brown returns to scale on Rekindling after winning the Cup on Tuesday 

The four-year-old horse (pictured) came from midfield to win the race, but was challenged in the final 50m by Johannes Vermeer

The four-year-old horse

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