A bettor turned a 16-leg MLB parlay into a $45,000 windfall

There’s something in the air for this week that is inspiring people to make outrageous sums of money off of wild parlays.

One bettor plopped down $50 with BetRivers Sportsbook on a 16-leg MLB parlay during Friday’s Oakland Athletics-Tampa Bay Rays game and turned it into a whopping $45,000 payday.

The bettor wagered that 16 players would get at least one hit during the baseball contest, and sure enough, that’s exactly what happened.

While parlays like this are almost built to fail, this bettor went with his gut and walked away with an absurd amount of money after this dream sequence came true.

While this might inspire you to build your own improbable parlay, be wary. Winning a bet like this holds the same odds as someone winning the lottery, and more often than not, you’re just going to be out whatever you put in.

However, if you really feel like your multi-leg parlay is destined to cash out, you could follow this bettor’s lead and rake in a stunning windfall.

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