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    Post $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

    Itís hard to find anyone around these parts feeling optimistic about the Detroit Lions heading into Week 6′s matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. But one person apparently believes in the team enough to wager a $2 million bet with the Lions (-159) and Miami Dolphins (-385) winning on Sunday.

    The Action Network reports the two-team, money line parlay was placed on DraftKings. It also represents the biggest wager for this Sundayís games.



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    Re: $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

    Completely insane, regardless of how much $$ you have.
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    Re: $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

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    Re: $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

    He's at the store buying Diapers.

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    Re: $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

    I'm not a gambler...what does he/she end up winning?
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    Re: $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

    It was a 2 team Parlay on money lines... I have no idea what that payout is

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    Re: $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

    If I calculated just a simple parlay correctly, the person won around $2.1 million. Here's my math, using the lower odds 1st (If you do the higher odds 1st you get the same answer): Dolphins -385 = bet 385 to win 100. Reciprocal of 3.85 is 0.25974 x $2 million =$519,480. Add to the original $2 million =$2,519,480. Now bet that at -159. reciprocal of 1.59 is .628931. $2,519,480 x .628931 =$1,584,579. Adding this to the $2,519,480 =$4,104,059. Profit $2,104,059.

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    Re: $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

    I'd place the parlay at about the 3.2 million in profit.
    That doesn't mean that it couldn't have been slightly less.
    But it was far more than a 2.1 million in profit.

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    Re: $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

    Had a 4 teamer once that paid 11.30 to 1.

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    Re: $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman View Post
    I'd place the parlay at about the 3.2 million in profit.
    That doesn't mean that it couldn't have been slightly less.
    But it was far more than a 2.1 million in profit.
    Nope. Read it that it was money line parlay and it was a 2.1 mill profit

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    Re: $2 million bet on the Detroit Lions to win in Week 6

    Quote Originally Posted by sukie View Post
    Nope. Read it that it was money line parlay and it was a 2.1 mill profit
    My former bookie would have paid more but that's cool.

    To me that return is an even money bet. (1 to 1)

    Who in their right mind would make that bet.

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