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What Is the Biggest Bet Ever Won?

What Is the Biggest Bet Ever Won?Many bettors aspire to win millions of dollars from a single bet. But, most of them don't get massive payouts from a sports betting bookie either due to staking a small amount of money or placing bets with few odds. Listed below are the eight biggest bets ever won.

Anonymous Bettor- $14 million

One gambler won $14 million after wagering on the Los Angeles Dodgers vs the Houston Astros during the 2017 World Series. He placed several bets on six games.

Reports state that the eastern European bettor was below 30 years and often bet on different sportsbooks in Las Vegas.


Billy Walters- $3.5 million

Billy is a renowned poker player who later ventured into sports gambling. He placed a wager worth $3.5 million in the Super Bowl XLIV when the New Orleans Saints played the Indianapolis Colts in a fierce game.

The former poker pro wagered on the New Orleans, the underdogs, and won when the team scored 31-17 against the Indianapolis Colts and won their first Super Bowl.

Vegas Dave- $2.5 million

Vegas placed $140,000 on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series and won $2.5 million. This was a week after the 2015 baseball season started, and it was his second-biggest win.

Several casinos didn't view his wager as a liability as Vegas split the bet into 15 casino sites. He had staked $20,000 on Holly Holm vs Ronda Rousey backing Holly and won $200,000. Vegas is officially called Dave Oancea, and he is based in Las Vegas.


Steve Whiteley- $1,825,274 million

Steve was 61 years old in 2011 when he placed a $2 wager in a horse race and won $1,825,274 million. He successfully matched six thoroughbreds on the Exeter Tote Jackpot. One of his favorite horses had lost 28 previous races, but Steve believed in it.

The heating engineer created an accumulator constituting Ammunition, Black Phantom, Mr. Bennett, Black Phantom, Lundy Sky, and Lupita. The horses compete in the UK and Ireland.

James Adducci- $1.2 million

James took a huge risk when he wagered $85,000 on Tiger Woods during the 2019 Masters Tournament. He made an accurate future bet prediction as Tiger won the first major championship in more than a decade and broke the tournament's record.

Fred Craggs- $1,258,288

Fred was a fertilizer salesperson who dreamt of winning a massive sum of money from gambling. He placed a $62 wager while at the age of 60 and won £1 million.

The British salesman made an eight-fold accumulator of horse race meets worldwide. He later discovered that he had won every bet as he attempted to place an extra wager in the same sportsbook. He had an opportunity to make £1.4 million if he chose a no-limit wager.

New England Patriots, Super Bowl Wager- $800,000

Charles is a famous professional bettor who staked $500,000 in the 2002 Super Bowl on the New England Patriots. Most bookmakers gave them a 14-point advantage over the Tams. Yet, this didn't frighten Barkley.

The gambler received $800,000 when the Patriots won the game. In 2016, Charles placed $100,000 on the Falcons in their Super Bowl game against the Patriots. Unfortunately, he lost the bet.

Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl Futures - $560,000

Phil Mickelson is an avid bettor who placed $20,000 on the Baltimore Ravens during the 2000/2001 National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl. Bookies assigned the team 22-1 odds, and it defeated the New York Giants, thus earning Phil $560,000.

Some  sports betting bookie gamblers are willing to stake all their money on their favorite teams. People who place large stakes take more risk and are likely to win millions of dollars. Accumulators and parlay bets have higher payouts than other types of bets.

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