A lucky gambler turned a parlay bet of $604 into nearly $1 million. FanDuel Sportsbook shared a photo of the winning 15-team, multi-sport parlay bet. The bet was placed at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania on Thursday (March 11).
"One of the craziest parlays you will EVER see...A customer at @VFCasinoResort wagered $604 on a 15-team multi-sport parlay Thursday night and hit every leg for a MASSIVE payout of $998,453.52 🤯," FanDuel wrote on Twitter.
While most gamblers pick overwhelming favorites, mixed in with a few upsets to boost the payout, when placing parlay bets, this bettor tried a different strategy. They picked mostly toss-ups, including an even money line bet on a Big 12 matchup between Texas and Texas Tech. Most of his wagers were money line bets, though he did take the point spread in three college basketball matchups.
While most of the games were decided handily, a few came down to the wire. Texas edged Texas Tech 67-66 as they rallied in the final minutes, winning the game on a pair of free throws by Matt Coleman with 1.8 seconds left. The Charlotte Hornets squeaked past the Pistons by a score of 105-102. In one of the biggest upsets on the card, the sixth-seeded Lamar Cardinals upset the Sam Houston State Bearkats in the Southland Conference Tournament quarterfinals, winning by just one point, 70-69.