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Bettor loses ‘sure thing’ $1.4M wager to win $11K on Chargers

Updated January 15, 2023 - 11:52 am

There’s no such thing as free money in sports betting.

Just ask the DraftKings sportsbook bettor who wagered $1.4 million to win $11,200 on the Chargers to beat the Jaguars.

The bet was placed on the live money line at -12,500 when Los Angeles had a 27-0 lead over Jacksonville late in the first half of Saturday’s NFL wild-card playoff game.

The gambler lost $1.4 million when the Jaguars stormed back behind four touchdown passes from Trevor Lawrence and dealt the Chargers a shocking 31-30 defeat in the third-largest comeback in NFL playoff history.

Live bets are placed while the game is in progress. The money line is a simple bet on which team will win the game. At odds of -12,500, a bettor must wager $12,500 to win $100.

DraftKings is not available in Nevada.

Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.

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