Parlay Bettor Cashes Out Just in Time to Make $283,538 from $26 as France Lose World Cup Final

  • Forte cashed out his $26 seven-leg parlay with a total payout of $557,000 for $283,538
  • He backed France as the seventh leg of his parlay back in March 2022 at odds of +650
  • France breezed through the World Cup until the final, where they lost on penalties to Argentina
  • Twitter users have praised the incredible FanDuel Sportsbook cash out which came just in time
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One bettor has just made a six-figure payday from a losing bet after cashing out just before France lost to Argentina in the FIFA World Cup final. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Incredible timing

A US-based bettor has just turned $26 into $283,538. Not only that, but he made the cash from a losing wager. Shortly after France came up short in the FIFA World Cup final in Qatar on Sunday, the Twitter account br_betting celebrated Daniel Forte’s decision to cash out just in time:

VegasSlotsOnline News has followed Forte’s seven-leg parlay closely over the course of the World Cup. He just needed France to win the soccer tournament to make $557,000 from a $26 stake. Forte ultimately decided to cash out for just over 50% of the total payout before France could take on Argentina in the final.

the French could do little to prevent Messi

France ultimately suffered defeat in dramatic fashion. Masterclass performances from star men Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe drove the game to a 3-3 draw by the end of extra time. Ultimately, the French could do little to prevent Messi from finally getting his hands on the trophy after a penalty shootout.

The journey

Forte first placed his parlay in March this year. It included a range of sporting competitions from nations across the globe, including the NCAA, the NBA, the Stanley Cup, MLS, Serie A, the English Premier League, and the FIFA World Cup. He backed France at odds of +650 at the time.

With just a World Cup win for France separating the bettor from a huge payday, FanDuel Sportsbook gave Forte multiple chances to cash out. The sportsbook offered $80,000 before the tournament kicked off, and then $83,000 once France reached the quarter finals. He decided to let the bet run.

Of course, with a six-figure payday on the line, the World Cup proved particularly tense for the bettor. France certainly made it a little easier for Forte by breezing through the competition despite a number of player absences through injuries. The French dispatched of England and Morocco with relative ease in the quarters and semis to make the final.

Mbappe scored two in quick succession

The final was no walk in the park for Argentina either. Despite leading 2-0 for most of the first 90 minutes, Mbappe scored two in quick succession to take the game to extra time. Both teams scored once more before Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties to prevent successive World Cup wins for the 2018 champions.

With his $283,538 in the bank, Forte got to celebrate one last time:

Twitter reacts

Twitter users have had plenty to say about Forte’s decision which br_betting deemed “THE GREATEST CASH OUT IN SPORT BETTING HISTORY.” One user called @HotalingNick was full of praise for Forte, confessing that he would have handled things differently if the bet were in his hands:

Another called @Drizzz_ highlighted the astonishing fact that Forte placed the seven-part bet around nine months ago: