The bookie has already doled out $80,000 in cash for a future investment that would pay out $557,000 if France wins the World Cup. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
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One lucky bettor is winning the World Cup in France away turning $26 into $557K after refusing to pay $80K cash.
“I am more confident than most people [in France winning the World Cup]The bet told sportsbook FanDuel. “It’s the last leg — it went through six legs — it went through some crazy stuff to get there, so to be here now you have to be confident.”
France entered the tournament tied with Spain and England and trail Brazil and Argentina in the list of prospects for a future winner. Les Bleus now has the second best odds of winning the competition at +600 after winning their opener against Australia 4-1.
Crazy game that ends with the World Cup
The potential historical slip for the bettor is the seven-legged futures game including various sports and leagues around the world.
He did indeed correctly predict Manchester City to win the Premier League, Los Angeles FC to win the 2022 Cup, Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Finals, Kansas Jayhawks to win March Madness, Colorado Avalanche to win Stanley Cup, and AC Milan to win Serie A.
The odds have been added to +2,145,172, which equates to a payout of over $21,452.70 for every $1 wagered. The exact payout would be $557,770.91 if wagered.
FanDuel has reportedly already offered the bettor a chance to withdraw his stake for more than $80,000. He chose to stick to his guns and still supported the French national team to win the World Cup.
Many American bettors have become fascinated with the prospect of building huge money deals and becoming the next viral sensation. Sportsbooks have also adjusted to the phenomenon and made platforms a major focus of their business model, although the model in question, FanDuel, is at risk of being hit on an unlikely bet.
possibility of exchange
So what are the bettor’s chances of winning the final match on his life-changing journey?
Well, France is one of the best teams in the world. They have golden boy turned superstar Kylian Mbappe leading the attack with prolific goalscorer Olivier Giroud in the middle and an experienced defensive line. However, they have dealt major injury blows to Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante and Christopher Nkunku, among others, causing their pre-tournament prospects to dwindle.
He put an end to his 36-match unbeaten streak
The World Cup has been full of surprises, most notably with Saudi Arabia’s more than 5,000 upset victory over Argentina after trailing 1-0 at half-time. The result was the biggest upset in World Cup history, and brought an end to their 36-match unbeaten streak.
The World Cup also came at a time when the popularity of gambling is at an all-time high. According to a recent survey, about half of American sports fans in states with legal sports betting were expected to place at least one bet on the championship, which for many would mark their first time betting on soccer.
France’s next match will be against Denmark, on Saturday, and it will end the Group D schedule next Wednesday with a match against Tunisia. If they maintain top spot in the group, they will face the runners-up of Group C (Argentina, Poland, Mexico and Saudi Arabia) in the first match in the Round of 16.