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It was a wild weekend at the FanDuel Sportsbook for one lucky bettor. After laying down a combined $2,000 on two parlays, one 8-team, and one 10-team parlay, he hit the payday of a lifetime. 


The two parlay wins netted him just short of a cool $300K. AKA, a potentially life-changing amount of money.  

We see these crazy parlays hit a handful of times a year, but it's rare that the original wager amount is this high. Usually, you see them for a couple hundred bucks, at most, which is what makes this one so unique. 


The two parlays were identical through the first 8 games, then the second one added the two moneyline NBA games. That's a lot of confidence in your first gut feeling. 


What's crazy is this payday could have been even more lucrative. The bettor had Notre Dame -22 in both parlays, which resulted in a push. A push in a parlay essentially cancels it out as if that leg of the parlay was never included. Think of it like offsetting penalties in the NFL. 


It's incredible to realize parlays resulting in $300K worth of winnings was one point away from being even bigger. 


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.