Winner of $1.62 million Tiger Woods wager was first-time sports activities bettor

(BLOOMBERG) – The person who received a record-setting US$1.2 million (S$1.62 million) payout for betting that Tiger Woods would win the Masters golf event was a first-time sports activities bettor who day-tripped into Las Vegas from Wisconsin.

James Adducci, 39, flew in on April 9 to make the US$85,000 wager after which flew proper again house, in line with William Hill Plc, which took the wager. Woods, who was given 14-1 odds on the time of the wager, clinched his victory on Sunday (April 14).

“This is a story for the ages,” Joe Asher, chief government officer of William Hill’s US operations, mentioned in an announcement.

“Tiger climbs back to the top, and a guy from Wisconsin, on his first sports bet ever, wins over $1 million betting on him. We congratulate both James and Tiger on their epic wins.”

Adducci was introduced with a test on Monday for US$1.28 million, representing the payoff plus his unique US$85,000 stake. He positioned the wager on the SLS Las Vegas on line casino.

“Golf was so special for my dad and I,” Adducci mentioned within the assertion. “To see Tiger win a major tournament for the first time in front of his kids meant a lot to me.”

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