According to William Hill U.S., a man placed a $1,294.00 bet to win $12.95 on Virginia to beat University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) straight-up.
Worst Bet Of The Night: A guy bet $1,294 on Virginia at a @williamhillus book to win straight up. It pays $12.95 if Virginia comes back to win!!!!
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 17, 2018
They didn’t come back…
Life Comes at you fast.
That being said, March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, so wherever this man is, we all hope he finds the help that he clearly needs.
UMBC shocked the world tonight, busted everybody’s brackets, and solidified its place in the history books, by becoming the first 16 seed in 136 tries to defeat a #1 seeded team in the opening round of March Madness.
Let that record sink in for a second: 1-135.
Plus, it wasn’t just any #1 seed either. UMBC had the audacity to beat the #1 overall seed in the entire tournament by 20 points.
Similarly, Virginia likely punched its ticket for the most embarrassing Wikipedia page from here on out. There’s no debate. Jalen Rose and Chris Webber might actually get together and make up after this game.
William Hill U.S. also took some action on the UMBC Retrievers’ side too: