The phrase “swinging for the fences” isn’t limited to baseball. People who gamble on sports can swing for the fences too, and that was proven on Wednesday night.
What’s the point of a parlay? Mitigating the risk while maximizing the potential reward. I’ve done tons of them over the years but have only hit a few — and they were small. Well, this FanDuel customer had a much different experience.
According to the Twitter account for the FanDuel Sportsbook, a bettor in Illinois threw $50 on a five-team parlay. And what did that get him? A cool $128,478. Yes, I’m serious.
A customer in Illinois really turned $50 into $128,478 last night 🤯
The Parlay of a LIFETIME 💰 pic.twitter.com/CzysNfRP00
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) February 26, 2021
Am I jealous? Maybe a little.
Talk about hitting the jackpot, though. The man was getting plus money on all five of those bets, but he said YOLO and went for it anyways. Now, he’s counting hundreds, and I’m sitting in my office writing about him counting hundreds.
You know what, wait just a minute … I’m about to go throw a quick parlay down on FanDuel. You always miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take, right?
Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.