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A $25, 16-leg NFL parlay almost won $726,000 on MNF

By Adam Burke  (VSiN.com) 

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Monday Night Football has always carried a lot of significance in the sports betting world. The standalone game on the first day of the work week typically features a good matchup, a competitive game and a large betting handle. It is a chance for bettors to recoup losses from the weekend or build upon profits.

In the case of one bettor at BetMGM Sportsbook, the game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers was the chance to cash the parlay of a lifetime. A $25 ticket had the chance to become $726,959 thanks to a 16-leg parlay of NFL moneylines.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. What a great situation to be in needing the Packers to beat the Lions, as Green Bay took the field as a double-digit favorite. Here’s the M. Night Shyamalanian twist ... the bettor actually needed the Lions to win outright.

Detroit was easily the biggest of the five underdogs on the parlay, which started with the Washington Football Team on Thursday night. The ticket almost died on the vine before it got started, as Dustin Hopkins missed his first game-winning field goal attempt from 48 yards and then made the second one from 43 after the Giants got whistled for being offsides.

Here were the other 15 winners from Week 2:

  • Washington -175
  • Bears -130
  • Browns -650
  • Rams -190
  • Bills -175
  • Patriots -250
  • 49ers -160
  • Raiders + 190
  • Panthers + 150
  • Broncos -275
  • Cardinals -190
  • Buccaneers -650
  • Cowboys + 135
  • Titans + 190
  • Ravens + 180

The Lions were at + 400, but ended up falling to the Packers 35-17 after leading 17-14 at halftime.

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