Dec. 04, 2016
Smart Football Fan Wins $8500 Betting on Heisman
Prior to the start of the college football season, one smart fan (or extremely luck one) to put down $100 on Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman Trophy. It was a risky, but smart bet considering he was a +5000 underdog. Starting late October, people quickly realized how talented Jackson was and his chances to getting honored with the Heisman grew. The value of the bet also grew.
Jackson has thrown five or more touchdown passes in five different games this season. The guy ended up selling the ticket for $8500, but if Jackson takes home the Heisman Trophy, the bet would be worth $10,000. That is a huge profit.