Sportsbooks will be happy to book bets like this all day and all night. But sometimes they have to pay up.
A gambler located in the state of Indiana hit a wild $8 multi-sport future parlay for more than $20,600, FanDuel said. The bet was placed in July and cashed after the NFL’s Super Bowl on Sunday. It’s a remarkable wager, one most would go an entire lifetime without hitting if you bet on this sort of thing every year. For an $8 gamble, however, it must have made for a fun sweat.
THIS. IS. UNREAL.
A customer in Indiana placed this $8 parlay back on July 7th…
They correctly nailed the champions in all 4 major sports and cashed the ticket in tonight for $20,643.84 🤯
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) February 8, 2021
FanDuel offered the bettor +257948 odds on the parlay. Easy money for the regulated online sportsbook (and some decent publicity, too), even though in this instance it dropped over $20,000.
The biggest long shot was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they were +1500 to win it all. Quarterback Tom Brady didn’t disappoint in his seventh career Super Bowl victory in his first season with the new team after two decades at the helm in New England.
How did the gambler celebrate? Apparently getting wasted in Las Vegas.
In all honesty I thought winning 20k would feel better, instead I’m yaking in the Vegas airport bathroom at 7am
— TFly (@TFlyPicks) February 8, 2021
He didn’t like the mainstream coverage he received on the parlay.
“The lucky bettor might feel the temptation to ride this momentum into 2021, but that luck will run out sooner or later. It might behoove the bettor to quit while he or she is ahead”
You would have fucking thought https://t.co/CBxM7cwn7z
— TFly (@TFlyPicks) February 9, 2021
Well, the bettor is looking at replicating the improbable success…