Illinois bettor cashes for $1.1M, thanks to Morikawa's PGA win

By Bill Adee  ( 

How was your weekend?

One Chicago area bettor won more than $1 million on weekend bets at

That's in large part because of golfer Collin Morikawa's victory Sunday in the Workday Charity Open in Dublin, Ohio.

Here's how the bettor did it:

  • $4,000 on Morikawa ( 5000) to lead after RD1: $204,000
  • $28,025.84 on Morikawa ( 750) to finish Top 5: $238,217.09
  • $10,000 on Morikawa ( 2800) to win event: $290,000
  • Additional winning bets on UFC 251 and Spanish La Liga soccer

The bettor cashed in for $1.1 million -- about the same amount Morikawa received for winning the tour event in a playoff with Justin Thomas.

“This is the biggest payout ever at the newly launched in Illinois and in fact at all sportsbooks, which are also live in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Colorado,” said Richard Schwartz of Rush Street Interactive, which operates “Our online Sportsbooks have grown extremely fast by offering users a high quality user experience and chances to win big, Well, winning big is exactly what just happened this weekend at for this bettor who won over a million dollars!”

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