Dude Bets $5 On 15-Game Parlay And Was Devastatingly Close To Winning $163,000 Jackpot, But Didn’t


This story is having Emily Ratajkowski alone in your apartment only to have the place go up in flames. This is one step from reaching the Mount Everest’s summit and then slipping while trying to take a selfie and winding up at ground zero. This is hitting a game winning homer in the World Series only to forget to touch home plate. This is betting $5 on a 15-game parlay only to have your will to live sucked out of you on the 15th game. This is actually that story.

A bettor the William Hill sportsbook at the Downtown Grand Casino was one win away from taking home the jackpot of $162,930 (the second largest single payout jackpot in William Hill history), but ended up with NOTHING during the final leg of 14-game winning streak.

According to ESPN, the bettor correctly selected the following winners: New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos in the NFL; Villanova, Virginia Commonwealth, Baylor, North Dakota State, Florida, San Diego State, Cal Poly, Creighton and Wisconsin in college basketball; and the San Jose Sharks in NHL.

The only thing standing in the way of nearly $163,000 was the No. 1 Oklahoma taking on No. 19 Iowa State–a  game in which the bettor selected Oklahoma. Although most sports books predicated Iowa State to be the 2 point favorite, you can’t really blame the dude for choosing OU–with the exception of LSU’s Ben Simmons, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield may be the best player in the country, averaging nearly 27 points a game on 52 percent shooting.

But, as we all know, life is an unpredictable bitch.

Iowa State pulled out the 82-77 victory and the dude lost everything.

With Iowa State’s win, the jackpot climbs to $180,250 next week.

Can someone check up on this dude? He hasn’t been answering his phone….

[h/t ESPN]

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