Gambler Wins $375,000 On St. Louis Cardinals Bet
One unidentified gambler cashed in for $375,000 after betting the St. Louis Cardinals would make the World Series and then win the World Series. Betting on Sept. 12, when Atlanta Braves was running away with the wild card, the gambler got odds of 500-1 on making the World Series and 999-1 on winning it.
He bet $250 on each ticket.
Upon the Cardinal’s defeat of the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS, the gambler cashed in his first bet at $125,000. Now the lucky winner has one slip left to cash in, and it will make him $250,000 richer.
“Looking back, I would’ve been a little more cautious about it,” Jay Rood, an MGM vice president, told the St. Louis Dispatch and then added “if you calculate it all out, the true odds for something like this to happen is 10,000-1.”