Online sports bettor turns $20 into $579,000 after guessing exact scores of AFC, NFC games

According to Sports Illustrated, the original $20 payment was part of a free credit.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
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While the outcome of Sunday's NFL games was largely unexpected, one online bettor was right on the money, and they won big!

While the outcome of Sunday's NFL games was largely unexpected, one online bettor was right on the money, and they won big!

According to a report published by Sports Illustrated, an online bettor won $579,000 by correctly guessing the exact scores of the Bengals' 27-24 win and the Rams' 20-17 win, and it all started with a $20 bet!

The report says the original payment was part of a free credit.

The Rams have been to four previous Super Bowls, going 1-3; the only victory came in the 1999 season while they were based in St. Louis.

Cincinnati, winner of the AFC North, hadn't won a postseason game since 1991 before beating Las Vegas, then earned a road victory in the playoffs for the first time in franchise history when it eliminated top-seeded Tennessee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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