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€2000 up for grabs if you’re Paddy Power’s Last Man Standing

by Josh Powell | October 4, 2012

This week’s Last Man Standing competition could see you €2,000 richer in the very near future.

Note: The Free Bonus Entry applies to customers who were knocked out of a paid tournament in the first week. Otherwise it’s £1 to enter.

Paddy Power has already paid out almost €25,000 to punters this season and we’re only six weeks in. Last year saw Paddy fork out a staggering €75,000 to the winners of Last man Standing.

The rules are simple. Each week you have to pick the winner of one Premier League match. Draw or lose and you’re out, but if they win congratulations  you have made it through to the next round. A key point is that you may not pick the same team to win more than once during the tournament so you can’t keep choosing Chelsea and laughing all the way to the bank.

As the name suggests if you are indeed the last man, or woman, standing then the money is all yours!

A little bit of forward thinking though and you could have a healthy wad of cash in your back pocket courtesy of Paddy Power. The easiest way of doing it could be just to pick whoever QPR are playing each week but it could pay to be a little more coy.

Safe choices and ‘bankers’ are fine but if everything goes to form then a lot of people will progress to the next round so it might be worth taking a few risks here and there to win the big prize.

Our best tip here at the Paddy Power Blog is to always look ahead to the next few fixtures. Siding with the big teams to win early on is fine but by using a little bit of nous you can take advantage of teams such as West Brom and Fulham when they are playing at home.

Winners tend to come after the 12 week stage and more often than not as far as the 15 week mark so at some stage you will have to pick teams from lower down the division if you are to win the cash. If you see the opportunity to get rid of a weaker team early on it’s probably wise to take it.

Just don’t go with QPR. Ever.


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  1. Des Custard said on October 5, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Just a little point. this column says “free to enter” – but when you enter it says it costs €1 to enter. So not “free to enter”

  2. roisin said on October 5, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    yea whats the story is it free or what

  3. KAF said on October 5, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    My experience is the same as “Des” – Tournament 99 costs one euro. Is there something we are doing wrong ? Is there a link we can follow to get to this “completely free to enter” edition of LMS ?

  4. Sean said on October 6, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    Apologies for the confusion but the free bonus entry applies to customers who backed a loser in the first week. The tournament was set up with a cost of £1.

  5. KAF said on October 6, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    I rang Customer Services – it was supposed to be free and they don’t think it was full by Friday night, They are looking into it,

  6. ro said on October 6, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    so when you say its completely free to enter your talking rubbish?

  7. KAF said on October 8, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    It’s sort-of . . . “free to enter” in that “the competition result will follow shortly after . . .” kinda way – we understand – LOL !

  8. Paul said on October 9, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    Our bad. We should have said ‘kinda free to enter. kinda’

  9. Mark O'Connor (@bohsmark) said on October 9, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    You pay 1euro and you get a second tournament for free, thus FREE TO ENTER(the second tournament)

    Pay the euro and stop moaning.

  10. KAF said on October 10, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    . . . small point – you only get that tournament free if you go out in the first round

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