Wisconsin Day Trader Wins $1.275 Million After $85k Bet on Tiger Woods

James Adducci of Wisconsin Wins Tiger Woods Bet
James Adducci of Wisconsin reacts with a ceremonial check of his winnings after cashing his ticket at the William Hill Sports Book at SLS Las Vegas Hotel on Apr 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for William Hill US

On Sunday, Tiger Woods won the Masters for the first time in 14 years, and his first major title in nearly 11 years. For the win, Woods picked up a fifth Green Jacket, along with a check for $2 million.

While Woods was Sunday’s big winner, it was also a great day for gamblers who placed wagers on the legendary golfer.

James Adducci of Wisconsin Wins Tiger Woods Bet
James Adducci of Wisconsin poses with his winning tickets at the William Hill Sports Book at SLS Las Vegas Hotel on Apr 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for William Hill US

The biggest payout went to James Adducci of Wisconsin, who placed an $85,000 wager at William Hill in Las Vegas for Woods to win at 14-1.

According to Yahoo Sports, Nick Bogdanovich, the director of trading at William Hill, “had to call his boss to clear the bet, which was the largest golf bet in the company’s history. He got the nod, and the money was laid down at 14-1 odds.”

It was the first time Adducci ever placed a sports bet in his life, and on Monday he picked up a check for $1,275,000.

James Adducci of Wisconsin
James Adducci of Wisconsin holds a ceremonial check of his winnings after cashing his ticket at the William Hill Sports Book at SLS Las Vegas Hotel on Apr 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for William Hill US

Here’s William Hill’s statement via ESPN:

“It’s great to see Tiger back. It’s a painful day for William Hill — our biggest loss ever — but a great day for golf.”

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