A WEARSIDE punter scooped more than £600,000 after betting £2.
The 23-year-old winner used a William Hill app on his mobile phone to place the bet, which landed him a £613,635 fortune.
Boffins have managed to work out that the app was downloaded near to the Stadium of Light and said Wearside was the luckiest place for winners.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: “The chap who won this £613,635 fortune is an early riser as he placed his bet at 7.15am. We believe the punter is a student in the area and these winnings are a great start to his young life.
“It is an astonishing win and puts Sunderland ahead in the amount of money won by punters who have downloaded the William Hill app.
“We are getting closer all the time to the first £1million mobile winner with William Hill.”