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Betting firm in legal move over £1m win by student

By Alan Erwin

A bookmaking giant which is being sued for refusing to pay out more than £1m on a student's winning bet is mounting a legal bid to have part of her action struck out, the High Court heard yesterday.

Counsel for bet365 confirmed a pre-trial application will be made in the lawsuit brought in Belfast by Megan McCann.

Ms McCann, who lives near the city, claims she is owed £1,009,960 after winning on the horses, according to reports.

She was said to be 19 when she staked almost £25,000 on 12 horses running in four races in June 2016.

But the firm declined to pay out, believing her stake was supplied by a third party in breach of its terms and conditions.

In a writ issued against bet365's parent company, Ms McCann alleges breach of contract and seeks damages in excess of £1m.

No further details about the action or the legal move were disclosed during the brief hearing.

The case is due back in court in March.

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