Monday night’s strange lightning delay at SoFi Stadium must have felt like a decade for two bettors who were a Chargers cover away from massive paydays.
A William Hill customer in Nevada cashed for $100,000 on a $5, 15-leg parlay card and a FanDuel bettor turned a $500 parlay into $126,081 when the Chargers held on to beat Las Vegas. The Chargers led 21-0 at halftime, but the Raiders were able to make both bettors sweat in the second half.
The William Hill parlay card needed 15 for 15 to pay $100,000—the first 14 legs cashed, meaning the bettor needed Los Angeles to win by five or more on Monday night. Las Vegas ended up closing at +3, so the odds were against the bettor heading into the final leg of the parlay card.
None of the legs included half points—any games that land directly on the spread count as losses. The bettor was able to hit the first 14 legs without any ties and the Chargers held off a second-half rally to cash the parlay.
Another parlay that was being followed on social media came via FanDuel. A bettor placed $500 on a 10-leg parlay that included alternate spreads, money-line selections and player props.
There was not much intrigue with the first eight legs, as they all cashed with relative ease. Things would get interesting on Sunday night, as the bettor had Tampa Bay at -290 to beat New England.
The Patriots took a 17-16 lead with 4:34 left in the game, but the Buccaneers responded with a field goal right after the two-minute warning. New England had a chance to re-take the lead in the final minute of the game, but Nick Folk’s 56-yard field goal went clanging off the left upright.
The bettor was then left with the Chargers at -3 (-115) to cash the parlay for $126,081. He could also hedge on Las Vegas at +3 to guarantee a win either way, but he chose to let it ride according to social media posts.
The Chargers clinched the win with a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, cashing both the parlay card and the FanDuel parlay.