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December 22, 2014

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Woman turns $5 into $100,000 by winning a 15-team parlay

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An unidentified woman cashed this betting slip in for $100,000 after hitting a 15-team parlay this weekend.

One local sports book followed the worst-ever NFL Sunday by taking a six-figure hit on a single $5 bet Monday night.

The New Orleans Saints 28-13 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles as 3-point favorites on Monday Night Football made one bettor at Red Rock Resort $100,000. New Orleans was the final leg of a 15-team parlay the woman, who requested to remain anonymous, put in sometime Friday evening.

She picked all 13 NFL games and two college games, beginning with Nebraska as a 2-point favorite over Michigan State. The Cornhuskers covered when Taylor Martinez threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner in the final seconds for a 28-24 victory.

Nebraska trailed 24-14 in the contest with eight minutes to go. Most of her games weren’t nearly as nerve-racking.

The biggest underdog, San Diego State +15, won outright 21-19 at Boise State.

She made the wager through Station Casinos’ “Million Dollar Friday” parlay card, which awards $100,000 to anyone for picking 15 games correctly and $1 million for going 20-for-20. Ties lose on the card, making it even tougher to win that many games.

Case Keefer can be reached at 948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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