Bettor Cashes In on Historical MLB Night, Wins $100,000 on $78 Parlay Bet

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2015

Aug 11, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Logan Morrison (20, middle left) is doused by first baseman Jesus Montero (63, right) as he picks up center fielder Austin Jackson (16, legs) after a game-winning RBI-single by Jackson against the Baltimore Orioles during the tenth inning at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Baltimore, 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

One bettor in Dublin had himself a pretty good day this week, all thanks to his betting on the home team in every MLB game on Tuesday.

According to ESPN.com's David Purdum, a 46-year-old bettor at the William Hill sportsbook in the United Kingdom turned a (relatively) small parlay bet into more than $100,000. That bet may have been the result of nothing more than luck.

Here was Tuesday's slate of games:

MLB Slate on August 11, 2015
HomeScoreVisitors
Toronto Blue Jays4-2Oakland A's
Cleveland Indians5-4 (16)New York Yankees
New York Mets4-0Colorado Rockies
Miami Marlins5-4 (10)Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays2-0Atlanta Braves
Chicago Cubs6-3Milwaukee Brewers
Kansas City Royals6-1Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox3-0Los Angeles Angels
Minnesota Twins3-2Texas Rangers
St. Louis Cardinals4-3Pittsburgh Pirates
Arizona Diamondbacks13-1Philadelphia Phillies
Seattle Mariners6-5 (10)Baltimore Orioles
Los Angeles Dodgers5-0Washington Nationals
San Diego Padres11-6Cincinnati Reds
San Francisco Giants3-1Houston Astros
MLB.com

Fifteen games, 15 wins by the home team. According to the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN), Tuesday was the first time in MLB history that the home team won every game in which there were 15 games played on that day.

That historical night paid off in a big way for one lucky person. The bettor put down 50 pounds ($78.10) on a 15-leg parlay that featured every MLB home team on Tuesday and two correlated round-robin wagers. The result: a 64,543-pound ($100,810) payout.

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook vice president Jay Kornegay, per Purdum, said that the historical night was a "terrible night" for his business, as it lost on 11 of the 15 games. While the sportsbooks may have had a rough night, it was a night to remember for one fortunate bettor. 

[ESPN]