Browns Win Finishes $1.3M Parlay for Illinois Bettor

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Marco Piemonte admits he wasn’t his normal self today. How can you be when you are one parlay leg away from netting $1.3 million?

“I was a bit distracted,” said the 32-year-old man from the Chicago suburbs, who took over his father’s car dealership business in 2014.

That’s because Case Keenum and the banged up Browns beat the Denver Broncos 17-14 on Thursday night, completing a $33,000 parlay at DraftKings. Cleveland moneyline (-130) was the final of four legs.

At +4357, it pays out $1,307,166 plus his $33,000 back. He hedged $330,000 on Broncos +1, so he cleared $1 million.

Piemonte hit the first three legs all on Wednesday night:

  • A Nuggets moneyline bet over the Suns (+195). Denver beat Phoenix by 12 after trailing at half.
  • The Kings (+205) beat the Blazers, but only by three after heading into the fourth quarter leading 100-85.
  • Appalachian State moneyline (+180) cashed as well, which kept his parlay alive when the Mountaineers kicked the game-winning field goal against Coastal Carolina with four seconds remaining (after they fumbled inside the Coastal 10-yard line in a tie game a few minutes earlier).

Despite his relatively young age, Piemonte is a betting veteran, who said he started betting with bookies at 16 and boosted his bankroll with a $78,000 win on an online poker site when he was 19.

He isn’t shy about betting big money, but also is attracted to the multipliers of parlays, despite the long odds. He also isn’t afraid to cash out.

In Week 5, Piemonte needed a Colts win over the Ravens to net him $576,630 on a four-leg parlay.

Up 10-3 at the end of the second quarter, Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship missed a 37-yard field goal. Piemonte didn’t like that. He cashed out his parlay at $405,000 and used $193,000 to bet on the Ravens moneyline. When they beat the Colts 31-25, Piemonte netted another $328,000.

Bet Line Result
Nuggets ML vs. Suns +195 Win
App State ML vs. Coastal +205 Win
Kings ML vs. Blazers +180 Win
Browns ML vs. Broncos -130 Win

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