Published reports following the controversial Seahawks-Packers game on Sept. 24 suggested that millions of dollars changed hands because of the botched call on the final play, which gave Seattle an improbable 14-12 victory.
In the case of a Canadian man, it made him $725,274 richer.
The Toronto Sun reports that Gino DeFelice, of Ontario, needed the Seahawks to win for a perfect 15-for-15 week on his Proline Pick ‘em ticket, a weekly lottery style game that pays out big prizes. The prize is reportedly the third largest ever for Proline, but what’s most remarkable is the way DeFelice arrived at the winning picks.
From The Sun:
“Every week I do a ticket with my picks, and then I ask my kids (Mia, 12 and Marco, 10) who they like. I do one ticket each with their picks,” DiFelice explained.
“The winner was the ticket my daughter consulted me on. The funniest part is, the ticket I made all of the picks myself, I only got four right.”
So, a 12-year-old girl named Mia successfully picked the winner of 15 NFL games on a week in which NINE of the 15 winning teams were underdogs, including the Chiefs (+8.5) and Vikings (+7), who were both listed as +250 underdogs or more.
There were overtime victories, massive deficits erased (18 points in one case), last-second field goals, and then a Hail Mary pass that was incorrectly called, a call that capped off one of the wildest weeks in league history.
And a little Canadian girl picked the correct outcome in all of those games.
Yeah, that sounds about right.