A World Cup bettor has pulled off the improbable. They took the sportsbooks for $1,000,000 on a Round of 16 upset Tuesday morning.
This insane gambler threw a ridiculous $90K on Morocco to advance to the quarterfinals of the current FIFA tournament. The odds came in at +1100, leaving a potential payout of nearly $1.1M.
And somehow, it hit.
Morocco entered a matchup with Spain as a longshot. They came into the game with +575 money line odds. The defensive struggle saw a scoreless tie after the first 120 minutes of play had ended. That sent the contest to penalty kicks, where the Moroccans shined.
They were able to shut the Spanish team out in the shootout, besting Spain three goals to nil and sending the World Cup bettor home with a life-changing payday.
MOROCCO HAS ELIMINATED SPAIN FROM THE WORLD CUP AND THIS BETTOR HAS WON A MILLION DOLLARS 😱
— br_betting (@br_betting) December 6, 2022
The win didn’t come without its scares. Spain came close on multiple attempts, but they were unable to convert on the Morocco defense. Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou became a hero, issuing denial after denial to help his team advance.
Many doubted that the Moroccans would even be involved in Round of 16 play when the World Cup began. The matchup with Spain came only after a stunning run through Group Play that included a shocking win over favorite Belgium. It was just the second time in history that Morocco has made it this far. Now, they’ll head to the quarterfinals for the first time ever.
They’ll await the winner of this afternoon’s matchup between Portugal and Switzerland as they look to move onto the Final Four. We’ll see if this bettor takes another chance on the Moroccans advancing to the next stage of the World Cup.