Parlay Bettor Needs France To Win Soccer World Cup For $557,770 PayoutDec 13, 2022, 6:16PM
Every sports bettor on the planet dreams of cashing in on a massive parlay, but it's not often that you see a casual fan turning their dreams into reality. But one bettor that goes by the username "dforte73184" on Instagram is just one big result away from turning $26 into $557,770.91, and he has Harry Kane to thank for it. This bettor, who put in a seven-leg parlay on FanDuel Sportsbook, is a France World Cup victory away from nailing one of the most unlikely bets you've ever seen. So, when Kane stepped up and missed a penalty kick in England's loss to France in the World Cup quarterfinals, an argument can be made that there wasn't a single person outside of France that was happier than him.
HARRY KANE MISSES THE PENALTY 😱 pic.twitter.com/UwDpI8qXpQ— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 10, 2022
It's never easy seeing a player fail to come up big in a spot like that, as we know how important it is for these guys to come through for their countries. But Kane's misfortune was a blessing for this bettor that has turned into something of a legend on social media.
We see all sorts of long-shot parlays being thrown on a daily basis, with some bettors parlaying 10+ player props or picks in hopes of turning a buck into a life-changing amount of money. However, this one was a bit different in that the bettor is on the brink of earning his payday through the futures markets.
The 7-leg parlay for just $26 includes a -220 play on Manchester City to win the Premier League last season, a +280 bet on the Kansas Jayhawks to win the 2022 NCAA Championship in April, a +650 play on the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Finals in June, a +400 wager on the Colorado Avalanche to win the Stanley Cup later that month, a +130 bet on AC Milan to win Serie A in September and a +500 shot on Los Angeles FC to win the MLS championship in November. That final one shows you how much luck goes into this, as LAFC won on penalties in the MLS final.
Even with a little luck involved, it takes a tremendous amount of knowledge to even get to this point in a parlay, and it also takes some serious guts. At this point in the year, it'd be understandable if "dforte73184" cashed out at any point. But at this point it's fair to wonder if, or how, he'll eventually do that.
France is listed at -400 odds to reach the World Cup final, and Dimers' predictive analytics technology rates them as a 74.2% chance of doing so, with the team being a significant favorite to advance in its Wednesday meeting with a Morocco team that has been fortunate to reach this point. France is also the favorite to win the entire tournament, with the best price you can find on them being +115 (at FanDuel Sportsbook) and our super computer agrees, giving them a 42.7% chance of lifting the Cup.
Will "dforte73184" cash out or is he going to let it ride? The nature of the event makes it relatively simple for him to secure himself a massive payday regardless, as he can also back Argentina at +165, Croatia at +800 or Morocco at +1100. The fact that all three are available at plus-money makes for some easy scenarios in which he can bet the rest of the tournament, with the hardest part being finding a sportsbook that is willing to accept what will likely be some big bets — if he chooses to hedge.
Regardless of the outcome of this parlay, it's safe to say that he has provided all sports gamblers with a ton of excitement, but also a little bit of hope that they too could turn $26 into over half a million. If you have a ticket that you think warrants some worldwide attention, feel free to reach out. We're always on the lookout for stories like this one.