NFL punter turns $20 site credit into $579K in crazy championship game parlay.
A bettor won over half a million dollars by pulling off a crazy parlay during Sunday’s NFL Championship Game.
The lucky winner turned his $20 site credit on FanDuel into $579,000 by correctly guessing the winners and accurately scoring both conference championship games.
The Bengals rallied to beat the Chiefs, 27-24, on the road in overtime on kicker Evan McPherson’s 31-yard field goal in the AFC championship game to reach their first Super Bowl since the 1988 season. In the night cup, the Rams again beat the visiting 49ers, 20-17, in the NFC Championship game thanks to a 30-yard field goal by Matt Gay with 1:46 remaining. play.
Two other bettors also cashed in the coming parlay at odds of 29,000 to 1, according to Darren Rovell of The Action Network. A $5 bettor became $145,000 richer, and a salary of $2 gave the lucky winner $58,000.
“It’s really amazing to see a customer pick the exact score from both Conference Championship games and turn $20 into almost $580,000,” FanDual spokesman Kevin Hennessy told The Action Network. “We also saw two other clients do the same thing with payments reaching a combined $200,000. We have some very happy customers tonight.”
The Bengals and Rams will meet in the 2022 Super Bowl on February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The Rams opened as four-point favorites.