The wager was made in the ‘Pro Football Progressive Contest’ at William Hill sportsbooks. It doesn’t use point spreads, so you’re picking winners straight-up.
The anonymous winner hasn’t commented . . . so it’s unclear how he or she knew the Chiefs would win a shootout on the road against the Steelers, or that the Colts would steal a game from the Redskins in Washington.
Now, I know what you might be thinking: Does this mean this person correctly guessed that the Vikings and Packers would TIE?
No . . . the gambler caught a break there. They count TIES as a WIN. Frankly, if this person actually predicted a tie, they should be in line for a FAR bigger payday than $84K.
The lucky winner takes home a payout of 16,913-to-1, which is awesome for $5.00. However, it isn’t life changing. Taxes will eat at least a third of it.