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$38 Bet Place 23 Months Ago Finally Wins

28 Nov 2023
Leon Travers 28 Nov 2023
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  • Star bettor landed a $38 wager at odds of 274.32, which was placed nearly two years ago
  • The 4-leg multi-bet included the outright winners of the T20 World Cup, the Rugby World Cup, and the 50-Over Cricket World Cup
  • We got a complete breakdown of how this super bet was won and the total payout
  • Long-term bets offer bettors much longer odds, but are they worth the wait?
  • Stake Bettor Wins $10,527.49 on Bet Placed in January 2022
  • South Africa vs India (2nd ODI) - South Africa
  • T20 World Cup 2022 - Outright Winner - England
  • Rugby Union World Cup 2023 - Outright Winner - South Africa
  • ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 - Outright Winner - Australia
  • Long Term Bets - The Risks and Rewards
Winning a 4-leg multi can be difficult; winning a 4-leg multi at odds of 274 is even more so. However, here’s the story of one bettor who did this with a 23-month futures wager.

Stake Bettor Wins $10,527.49 on Bet Placed in January 2022

I always enjoy writing about big wins at Stake.com, particularly when they are related to sports betting. Now, by Stake’s standards, a ten thousand dollar win is nothing new. It most likely pays out hundreds of these every week. 

However, this bet is a special. It’s a 4-selection parlay that was placed 23 months ago - way back at the start of 2022. The bet amount was a modest $38.38, and the total odds stood at 274.32. Let’s take a closer look at each pick.

South Africa vs India (2nd ODI) - South Africa

Our bettor placed this wager on the day of the 2nd ODI between South Africa and India. What made him/her decide to add three futures bets to this ticket is a mystery, but I’m sure they are happy they did.

The pick for this match was for South Africa to win. Despite India’s brilliance, the Proteas held home advantage, which can be huge in cricket. And, so this proved. India batted first and put up a respectable 287/6. However, South Africa chased the total down with 11 balls to spare for the loss of only three wickets.

This was the first bet won. The odds were 2.00, which was the lowest on the ticket. That is understandable, as this was a single game, and the other three were outright tournament winners. 

T20 World Cup 2022 - Outright Winner - England

From the first bet being settled in January, the next event didn’t come along until the end of 2022. Our bettor chose England to win the ICC T20 World Cup. As the reigning 50-over champions, England were one of the tournament favorites; hence their odds of 4.50.

Rain played a role in the group stages, which saw Ireland grab a showcase win against the English thanks to the DL scoring system. However, they got through to the final four to set up a semi-final with in-form India. 

On paper, this was meant to be a tough match. The Indians put up 168/6 from their 20 overs, which England beat with a massive four overs to spare. Equally as impressive, they didn’t lose a wicket in this run chase. 

Full of confidence, England faced Pakistan in the final at the MCG on the 13th of November, 2022. Sam Curran starred with the ball, taking 3 for 12. This restricted Pakistan to 137 from their 20 overs. 

Credit to Pakistan, they made England work for their runs, but an unbeaten knock of 52 by legend Ben Stokes took them home. The second bet was won.

Rugby Union World Cup 2023 - Outright Winner - South Africa

Despite being reigning champions, South Africa (odds of 6.35) were not the favorite to win the 2023 Rugby Union World Cup. Ireland went into the tournament as the number one side in the world, while New Zealand, as always, were heavily fancied, and France, being on home soil, were expected to go deep.

The Springboks lost to the Irish in the group stage but qualified to the quarters finals with relative ease, which is where things got super interesting. 

Having finished second in the group, the quarter-final was against the hosts, France. It was an epic match, which South Africa won by a single point, 29 - 28. 

This set up a semi-final against England. The South Africans were favorites to win, as England struggled all tournament. However, the English, arguably, should have won, but again, South Africa squeezed through by a 1-point margin (16 - 15).

New Zealand were waiting in the final, and many fancied the All Blacks, but the Springboks love this tournament, and it always brings the best out of them. Amazingly, they won again by a solitary point, 12 - 11. The parlay was still alive, and I assume the cashout value at this point would have been a few thousand dollars.

ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 - Outright Winner - Australia

Some pundits believed Australia had a chance in this competition, but most thought either India or England would win it. The group stage was a round-robin event with all ten teams playing each other and the top progressing through to the knockout stages.

Australia’s campaign got off to a bad start as they were beaten by India and thrashed by South Africa in their first two matches. The media were saying how awful they were. It looked terrible for our bettor at this point.

However, wins followed against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Afghanistan, New Zealand, England, and Bangladesh, which saw them finish the round-robin stage in 3rd place.

The semi-final pitted the Australians against South Africa, which they won without too many scares. This set up the showpiece final against India - the hosts and the only unbeaten side in the competition. 

India batted first, but Australia’s bowlers restricted them to 240. Travis Head controlled the run chase, and his sublime 137 steered Australia home with 7 overs to spare.

Finally, after 23 months, this $38 multi-bet was settled, giving a payout of $10,527.49. 

Long Term Bets - The Risks and Rewards

Long-term bets, which are often called futures, are popular at most sportsbooks. However, bettors usually wager on a single event, such as the Super Bowl, FIFA World Cup, or the World Series of Baseball. This ticket was an exception, as it had three outright winners in major sporting events.

The advantage of placing these bets is that bettors usually receive far more generous odds. It’s not until we are on the verge of the tournament starting when the big money starts to flow and this tightens up the prices.

However, there are risks involved. It is impossible to know the form of a team for an event that will take place so far in the future. Key players can get injured or suspended. There are so many variables. Furthermore, you cannot use funds from the Stake.com promo code to bet on these long-term markets. The reason is that all wagers need to be settled within 30 days.

If you believe the prices are high enough to offset the risk factors, this is the style of betting for you.