NFL Bettor Turns $20 FanDuel Bonus into $579K After ‘Insane’ Parlay Bet

Published: Jan 31, 2022 at 08:25 AM.

Last updated on: January 31, 2022, 12:38 pm.

The Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams weren’t the only big winners on Sunday. An NFL bettor turned his $20 bonus into $579,020, thanks to an incredible bet.

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Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford celebrated his team’s NFC Championship win Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Englewood, California. This person bet $20 on the exact outcome of NFC and AFC games and won nearly $580,000. (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty)

An unnamed FanDuel Sportsbook user took their bonus and used it in a two-leg bet tied to the final results of each of the Conference Championship matches.

The exact score odds are some of the longest in any football game.

The exact score in the 27-24 win for the Bengals to come back against the Kansas City Chiefs had odds of +22,000, which means a $100 bet on the end result would have paid out $22,000. The result of 20-17 as the Rams beat San Francisco 49 was a +13000 shootout.

When combined, the odds of the premium were +2895000. That’s an implied probability of 0.3 percent, or something that’s three times more likely to happen in 10,000 attempts.

Even FanDuel’s social media department, which like most social media departments of sports betting operators loves to promote outrageous fees, couldn’t believe this.

There is no way. There is no way. The craziest game you’ll ever see, guaranteed,” FanDuel tweeted after the Rams’ victory.

FanDuel Advertising Director Kevin Hennessy said, This person wasn’t the only one taking advantage of such a strange bet.

Turning $2 into a $58,000 win, one bookmaker said in an email on Sunday night and is achieving the same results. Last $5 bet to get $145,000.

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Sports betting operators love to promote fees. Yes, it can lead to large payouts for bettors. However, they ask bettors to choose the correct outcome of multiple chances in order to cash out. One loser in the whole group, and there goes the bet.

And for every winning bet promoted by online sports betting, dozens of losing bets recorded end up only in the final result.

Sales are profit drivers for sports books. According to data from the Nevada Gaming Commission, investment cards generated 32.1 percent. This rate is much higher than single event bets. For comparison, the percentage of bets on football was 3.7%.

Super Bowl Prop Bets

The Super Bowl, the largest single-game betting event in American sports, is known for its sponsored betting opportunities. It would be nearly impossible to get close to $580,000 from just a $20 bet, but here’s an early overview of some of the big game markets.

The best player in the Super Bowl (choice possibilities from BetMGM): Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford +110, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow +210, Rams quarterback Cooper Cup +600, Bengals future +1400, Rams defensive end Aaron Donald +2000, Bengals running back Joe Mixon +2500, and Bengals gambler Kevin Hooper +50000.

Playing the first challenge (odds from Caesar): Rams touch +150, Bengals touchdown +210, Ramez goal +370, Bengals goal +390, Salameh Bengals +4500, Ramez Ramez +4500.

First drive result (odds from FanDuel): Kick -120, offensive landing +290, field shot +400, and another (spin, defensive landing, safety, or timeout) +600.

Landing props (odds from DraftKings): longest landing – over 42.5 yards -115, under 42.5 yards -115; shortest landing – over 1.5 yards +100, under 1.5 yards -130; Team with longest touchdown – Rams -155, Bengals +135, no team has scored +2500 touchdown.

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