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FanDuel Pays Out $20 Million Thanks To Kickers In NFL Week 2

FanDuel Pays Out $20 Million Thanks To Kickers In NFL Week 2

Week 2 of the 2023 NFL season saw one of the wildest winning bets in gambling twitter history... and FanDuel paid up for it. The story behind the +20000 winning ticket from Sunday is a wild one, and Dimers has the details. There's money to be made on NFL player prop bets, and usually you would only see these kind of odds on some crazy parlay picks. It was a once-in-a-lifetime win for hundreds of bettors, and this is how FanDuel paid out $20 Million in winning bets... on kickers.

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FanDuel's NFL Red Zone Specials

Every week, FanDuel Sportsbook offers a series of "Red Zone Specials", in tribute to everyone's favorite Sunday tradition - watching the games on NFL Red Zone, where the majority of the day's games are all in action at the same time, and you will never miss a touchdown.

One of the most popular bets each week has been "Each team to score 1+ FG in the 1pm, 4:05pm & 4:25pm games" at +20000 odds. With so many games each week, the chances of this happening any given Sunday are extremely small, and the odds reflect that - as a $5 wager would pay out $1,005 if it hit.

Key word: "if". Until this past Sunday...

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Gambling Twitter Takes Over...

One of the most prominent members of gambling twitter, JD from the GoldBoys collective, saw the bet on FanDuel and sent out a simple message Sunday morning, "worth a dollar".

Worth a dollar, indeed.

You know what happened next...every NFL team from every game leading into Sunday Night Football proceeded to make a field goal, the bets cashed and anyone who tailed won big. And this time...the number of people who tailed was staggering.

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The Results

While JD encouraged bettors to spend "a dollar", he went on to spend and win much more than that...

JD's tickets won a total of more than $320,000. But that wasn't close to the total that FanDuel would end up paying out...in fact all in all, FanDuel owed more than $20 Million on the Week 2 All Kickers Red Zone Special.

It will likely be quite a long time until this result happens again, but it won't be a surprise to see an uptick in tickets placed due to the popularity of Week 2's win.

And for once...kickers are the heroes and not the villains.

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Please remember to enjoy gambling responsibly. Responsible gambling means setting limits, staying in control, and understanding that luck is just part of the game. Make informed choices, set a budget, and know when to take a break. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.

Greg Waddell
Creative Strategist

Greg Waddell is a self-proclaimed college basketball addict, with an affinity for parlays and fantasy football trades.

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