Bettor nets nearly $53K on $40 parlay using risk-free wager

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When the New York Mets scored four runs in the ninth inning on Sept. 18, it helped one New Jersey bettor win nearly $53,000. (Photo credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

A New Jersey-based bettor’s first risk-free bet using the BetMGM app rewarded him with $52,644, post-tax, on a $40, eight-leg parlay last Wednesday. The player lost his first bet on the app but took advantage of the BetMGM app’s new-customer promotion that allows new enrollees to receive up to $500 back in free bets if the first wager loses.

Making the score even more of a miracle was the bettor needed two comebacks in Champions League soccer matches and a late-inning, come-from-behind win in Major League Baseball.

The winning wager was facing overall odds of +180150 at the time of being placed in order to hit the eight-part jackpot.

$52,644.03 winning ticket

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Greek soccer club Olympiakos Piraeus came back from a 2-0 deficit to draw with Tottenham Hotspur, while Spanish club Atletico Madrid netted an equalizer in the 90th minute to tie Juventus. The player needed each match to end in a draw in order to stay alive in the parlay.

The New York Mets trailed 4-3 heading into the ninth inning on the road against the Colorado Rockies before putting four runs on the board in the final frame for a 7-4 victory.

The bettor also had the St. Louis Cardinals defeating the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks beating the Miami Marlins on the money line in baseball and predicted the correct match result for soccer clubs Paris Saint-Germain over Real Madrid, GNK Dinamo Zagreb winning against Atalanta, and a draw between Club Brugge and Galatasaray.

GNK Dinamo Zagreb was the biggest longshot on the board to come through for the New Jersey bettor at odds of +270.

The BetMGM app recently underwent a rebrand. Prior to rebranding, the app was originally known as the PlayMGM app and was first introduced in 2017. BetMGM offers mobile sports betting on baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, and other international sports.

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