(Reuters) – A Wisconsin man who wager $85,000 on Tiger Woods to win the Masters was handed a test for $1.275 million by bookmaker William Hill on Monday.
A day after Woods got here from behind to win his first main title in 11 years, a video circulating on-line confirmed James Adducci choosing up his test at SLS Las Vegas Lodge & On line casino.
The 39-year-old instructed Golf Digest that the 14-1 wager was his first sports activities wager. The stockbroker, who works from house, mentioned he deliberate to spend the winnings on house enhancements and paying off money owed whereas investing the remainder.
Reviews mentioned the web $1.19 million payout was the most important for a single ticket golf wager within the firm’s historical past in the US.
“Fairly good first wager,” Nick Bogdanovich, William Hill’s U.S. director of buying and selling, instructed ESPN.
“It is nice to see Tiger again. It is a painful day for William Hill — our greatest loss ever — however an amazing day for golf.”
William Hill was not the one bookmaker to really feel the ache after the 43-year-old Woods secured his fifth inexperienced jacket at Augusta Nationwide.
SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas had a “excessive five-figure” web loss on its Masters futures, and offshore sportsbook BetOnline.ag mentioned the shock win produced the corporate’s greatest loss on a futures market, ESPN mentioned.
(Reporting by Rory Carroll; Modifying by Peter Rutherford)