How a Las Vegas Man Beat the Odds to Win $2.5 Million on the Kansas City Royals
11/02/2015 AT 02:10 PM EST
When the Kansas City Royals won their first World Series in 30 years, one Las Vegas man seriously cashed in, too – winning a whopping $2.5 million.
Here’s how he did it.
Toward the beginning of baseball season, way back in April, Dave Oancea bet $100,000 on the Royals to the win the World Series at 30 to 1 odds. (In other words, if someone places a $1 dollar bet, he or she wins $30 if they are correct.) On Sunday night Oancea – also known as Vegas Dave – cashed in for $2.5 million.
Oancea bet at multiple casinos, spreading thousands of dollars around Las Vegas.
“I saw something that the so-called experts didn’t see in week one when [the Kansas City Royals] were picked to finish at the bottom of the division,” he wrote on his website before the World Series started.
Oancea, a professional gambler, often traveled to games in Kansas City to cheer his team – and his wallet – to victory.
“What an amazing journey,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “Very blessed to have an opportunity to experience something so epic and surreal.”