NFL bettor turns $20 into $579K win on insane score parlay

One bettor won more than a half-million dollars by hitting an insane parlay during Championship Sunday in the NFL.Β 

The lucky winner turned their $20 site credit on FanDuel into $579,000 by correctly guessing the winners and exact score of both conference championship games.Β 

The Bengals rallied to beat the Chiefs, 27-24, on the road in overtime thanks to a 31-yard field goal by kicker Evan McPherson in the AFC Championship game to reach their first Super Bowl since the 1988 season. In the nightcap, the Rams came back to top the visiting 49ers, 20-17, in the NFC Championship game thanks to a Matt Gay’s 30-yard field goal with 1:46 left.Β 


Two other bettors also cashed in on the parlay that comes with 29,000-to-1 odds, according to Darren Rovell of The Action Network. A $5 bettor became $145,000 richer, and a $2 wage gave the lucky winner $58,000.Β 


β€œIt’s truly amazing to see a customer pick the exact score of both Conference Championship games and turn $20 into nearly $580,000,” FanDual spokesman Kevin Hennessy told The Action Network. β€œWe also saw two other customers do the same thing with payouts reaching a combined $200,000. We have some very happy customers tonight.” 

The Bengals and Rams will meet in Super Bowl 2022 on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The Rams opened as four-point favorites.