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Unemployed Man Wins Soccer Pool

An unemployed resident of Bat Yam has won the largest pot ever to go to a single individual in Israel’s soccer betting pool — $10 million shekels ($3.6 million).

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was informed Saturday that a preliminary computer check of the results indicated he was the sole winner of the jackpot.

The man, who is said to have several children and grandchildren, spent $4 on his ticket, correctly forecasting the results of 15 soccer games held throughout the country.