Pour One Out For This Bettor Who Lost $3.8 Million On Super Bowl Bets
If there was ever an instance where the saying ‘Pride comes before the fall’ has been exemplified, it’s in the case of Bettor X.
The unnamed bettor became somewhat of a living legend for his daring, yet successful bets spanning from the 2017 World Series through Super Bowl LII Bettor X won $10 million in the Fall Classic between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, according to ESPN, and then threw down between $8 million and $10 million on the Eagles to beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
Bettor X was evidently feeling himself when he wagered at least $3.8 million on three different bets for the Rams to beat the Patriots on the money line in Super Bowl LIII.
On the Thursday leading up to the Super Bowl, Bettor X dropped a $2 million money-line bet on the Rams at MGM in Vegas. He followed that bet up on Friday, wagering $1.5 million on the Rams money-line before risking another $300,000 on the Rams money line at South Point hours later. All three bets were made at +120 odds
At kickoff, Bettor X had at least $3.8 million at stake on the Rams to win $4.56 million, ESPN reports.
But Bettor X wasn’t the only one to get boned by the 13-3 outcome. Three of the four biggest reported wagers were on the Rams, although one lucky sonovabitch bet for “just over” $1 million on the Patriots -2.5 at MGM.
Something tells me that if you have nearly $4 million to risk on a single game, you’re living pretty comfortably. Don’t cry for Bettor X, my friends.