If anyone had as good a Sunday as Tiger Woods, it was James Adducci.
Who is James Adducci?
He's the 39-year-old Wisconsin day trader who had a premonition so strong that Tiger Woods was Going to win the Masters that made his first sports bet – a whopping $ 85,000 in cash at 14-1 odds.
The result was a $ 1.275 million payout, the largest golf payout in William Hill sportsbook history.
Adducci, who has $ 25,000 in debt on a mortgage, student loans and loans, in Las Vegas and threw down a $ 85,000 bet on Woods last Tuesday.
His hunch paid off Monday when William Hill presented him with a check for $ 1.275 million ̵
The wager was "everything I could afford to lose," Adducci customs Golf Digest. "I just thought it was predestined for him to win."
Found at the sale of some Amazon stock, Adducci took a backpack full of cash from a Las Vegas bank to the William Hill sportsbook in the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in a rideshare, sitting alongside a mother and daughter on the way in order to save $ 2.
"Tiger climbs back to the top, and a guy from Wisconsin, on his first sports bet, wins over $ 1 million betting on him. We congratulate both James and Tiger on their epic wins. Woods pulled off a one stroke win at Augusta, finishing 13-under to win his fifth green jacket and his first in 15 years, celebrating by embracing his children, mother and girlfriend in a heartfelt moment after sinking the winning putt for major win No. 15.
Things were perhaps a little more hectic in the household, even if his father didn't understand the personal magnitude of the win. "" Golf was so special for my dad and I, "he said. “To see Tiger win a major tournament for the first time in front of his kids meant a lot to me.”
There are already some plans in the works for the massive windfall – aside from his father's request for some frozen custard. Adducci and his wife, who had little opposition to his big bet – "She said to me," I can't stop you from doing this, because if he wins, I'll never forgive myself. "She's a keeper." will pay off most of their debts and invest in some new garage doors.
Whatever is left over won't go to waste, either. “My background is finance. I'm going to invest most of it. And we're going to grow it. ”
While Woods still have some work to do in Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors, his late-career rally has finally come back into focus. Next up is the PGA Championship next month at Bethpage Black, the U.S. Open in June and the British Open in July.
The man who bet on him to win and won big? Well his comeback story is just getting started, too.