Dave Portnoy Bags $2.76m Payout in “Greatest Bet” of His Life

  • Dave Portnoy bet $600,000 on the Huskies to beat Purdue in the NCAA Tournament Monday
  • At odds of +360, the wager secured him a staggering $2.76m when UConn won
  • Portnoy is known for making large wagers, including a bet that won him $800k+ in Jan
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Dave Portnoy wagered $600,000 on UConn to beat Purdue in the NCAA Tournament. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Barstool Sports founder and controversial media personality Dave Portnoy has just cashed in a multimillion-dollar winning bet. The American secured $2.76m in what he has called “the greatest bet of my life.”

The Huskies went on to win 75-60, securing back-to-back titles

Portnoy wagered $600,000 on the UConn Huskies to beat the Purdue Boilermakers in the NCAA Tournament on Monday. The Huskies went on to win 75-60, securing back-to-back titles in the process at State Farm Stadium in Arizona.

Portnoy posted his winning bet on X that same night:

This certainly isn’t Portnoy’s first high-stake wager. Just one week after announcing that he was quitting gambling, he placed a $1m bet on the Michigan Wolverines to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in January this year. He won $819,672 when the Wolverines did just that.

That is nothing compared the $2.76m he secured on Monday, however. His bet had odds of +360 this time around, compared to just -122 for the Wolverines game. Portnoy has claimed that he sometimes quits betting daily when the results don’t go his way.

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