So, there’s a good chance you’ve done this before.
You’ve clicked the parlay button on your offshore sportsbook screen and then began picking teams. You select the first two teams, and then you spot a third team that looks like a pretty good bet. Then, you observe the payout and notice it’s only 6-to-1.
“Not big enough!” you say.
So you hit the back button and begin selecting more and more teams—a fourth, a fifth and then a sixth. Still not satisfied, you continue on, and suddenly your parlay is up to nine teams.
“Ah, what the heck,” you say. “Why not make it an even 10?”
A bettor at BetOnline did that this past weekend. Did it at least twice, in fact. And he won twice, first on a 10-team NFL and college football parlay (risk $100 to win $60,407), and then on an 11-teamer (risk $5 to win $4,667).
Total payout: $65,704.
The most incredible part of the big parlay is that there were virtually zero close calls. All of the college games won easily (Kansas State got a bit scary late), and the NFL bets—save for the Broncos and Texans—didn’t require much of a sweat.
Nine of the picks were identical in the two parlays.
A list of teams selected are below, courtesy of BetOnline’s Dave Mason.
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Risk $100 to win $60,407.15 (10 teams)
Bucs pk (+105) … covered by 10 points.
Bears -3.5 (-105) … covered by 27.5 points.
Broncos -4 … covered by 4 points.
Texans -10 … covered by 2 points.
Oregon -8.5 … covered by 2.5 points.
Kansas State -8 … covered by 6 points.
Clemson -12.5 … covered by 23.5 points.
Penn State -3.5 … covered by 21.5 points.
Texas A&M -6.5 … covered by 18.5 points.
Stanford -28 … covered by 20 points.
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Risk $5 to win $4,667.52 (11 teams)
Bucs pk (+105)
Bears -3.5 (-105)
Kansas State -8
Penn State -3.5
Texas A&M -6.5