Feb 6, 2012
Assuming Benjamin Lyons on Twitter is telling the truth, his friend Jona bet $1,000 that the first scoring play in the Super Bowl would be a safety. The odds given to this bet where they were playing in Vegas were 50/1. So his prize was $50,000.
In addition to this bet, Mr. Lyons reports that his friend made another $8,500 with the much safer (though still quite risky) bet that there would be a safety at some point in the game.
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