One man watched anxiously over the weekend, cheering on the Patriots, Cardinals, Panthers, Broncos, Villanova, Virginia Commonwealth, Baylor, North Dakota State, Florida, San Diego State, Cal Poly, Creighton, Wisconsin, and the San Jose Sharks. No, this man is not a bandwagon fan. He was just cheering on the teams in his $5 15-team parlay. After he started out 14 for 14, he probably thought he was sitting pretty entering Monday night when his final team with a favorable line was playing. He stood to win just under 163K.
That’s when he was hit with the worst luck ever.
A bettor at the William Hill sportsbook at the Downtown Grand Casino was one win away from turning a $5 wager into a $162,930 payday. The bettor needed a win by No. 1 Oklahoma over No. 19 Iowa State on Monday night to complete a 15-leg parlay and win William Hill’s multisport progressive jackpot.
Look, no one actually believes they are going to connect on a parlay that involves that many games. Sure, you kinda think of what you’d do with the extra $100K you’d have in your pocket, but in the back of your mind you always know that there’s never really a solid chance — much like the lottery.
So when you get that close only to lose, the only reasonable reaction is to go on a rampage. From now on, this guy can never cheer on Oklahoma. The Sooners are dead to him in every sport. Even if this guy was once an Oklahoma fan, they are now his enemy and must be seen as such.
The sports betting world is a cruel one. Lady luck is rarely on your side..
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