Punters clean up on Jack Miller win


Monday 27th June, 2016 - 11:24am


Punters win big following Jack Miller's MotoGP breakthrough

Punters win big following Jack Miller’s MotoGP breakthrough

Nine astute punters scooped hefty payouts after backing Australian Jack Miller in the Dutch MotoGP.

Miller produced a brilliant ride in a rain-hit Assen race to score his maiden win in motorcycle racing’s top class.

The Townsville star, who has battled a difficult second year in MotoGP after being elevated straight from Moto3 at the end of 2014, was paying the lucrative odds of $501.

One punter’s $45 wager on Miller returned $22,545 while another raked in $16,716.67.

The smallest bet on Miller was a $4 each way punt which saw the backer win a tidy $1337.

“Miller was magnificent on Sunday night, securing his first MotoGP and putting almost $50,000 into the pockets of nine happy Sportsbet punters,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Bulmer.

Miller is a lowly 13th in the standings, 112 points off the leader, and remains a $501 chance to win the championship.

Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo, second in the points, is favourite to take the title again at $2.40 with leader Marc Marquez at $2.88 while Valentino Rossi, third in the points, is next in the betting at $3.