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UPDATE: Scheffler denies bettor’s bid to turn $17 parlay into $1M

Updated June 18, 2024 - 3:15 pm

A bettor’s bid to turn $16.68 into $999,869.03 came to an abrupt end at the U.S. Open.

The gambler placed an eight-leg futures parlay at FanDuel sportsbook, which doesn’t operate in Nevada.

They hit the first four legs on the ticket, which was a 59,944-1 long shot:

— South Carolina to win the NCAA women’s basketball championship, +110

— Connecticut to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship, +500

— Manchester City to win the English Premier League, -115

— Carlos Alcaraz to win the French Open men’s singles title, +140

The remaining four legs were on the favorites to win the NBA title, the Stanley Cup and the World Series, as well as the final two golf majors:

— Boston Celtics to win the NBA championship, +230

— Florida Panthers to win the Stanley Cup, +800

— Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series, +320

— Scottie Scheffler to finish in the top 10 in all four majors, including ties, +750

Scheffler, who won the Masters and placed eighth in the PGA Championship, was the clear favorite to win the U.S. Open and British Open. But the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer finished in 41st place at the U.S. Open on Sunday with an 8-over par 288, eight shots out of the top 10, as the gambler lost the parlay.

The Celtics won the NBA title on Monday and the Panthers took a 3-1 lead over the Edmonton Oilers into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Tuesday at Florida.

The Dodgers entered Tuesday atop the National League West with a 45-29 record and remain the consensus favorites to win the World Series.

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

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