Lewis Jones is a freelance sports journalist, who works for a range of publications and websites.
He likens his betting escapades to the career of a semi-pro footballer: fumbling about trying to make all the hard work worthwhile while remaining hopeful of hitting the big time.
He came close once. Backing Manchester City to beat United 4-1 and 5-1 at life-changing prices.
When Edin Dzeko made it 4-1 in injury time he started scribbling down his plans to buy an apartment in the Bahamas. Then David Silva notched for 5-1 on 91 minutes. Ferrari or Lamborghini, he thought? Whilst salivating, Dzeko then ran through to make it 6-1. He hit the bottle.
When he goes missing, his family and friends usually locate him either at a QPR match, where he works as a football reporter, or arguing with scathing punters on Twitter, who have trolled him because his 10/1 tip got beat by a nose.