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Sums of Money in Sports Wagering

Lucky Celebrities Who Have Won Serious Sums of Money in Sports Wagering 

Celebrities enjoy wagering money on sports just like anyone else. Some of the richest celebrities in the world, like Floyd Mayweather, are some of the biggest sports bettors.

Floyd Mayweather

Boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather is an accomplished sports bettor. In 2020, he put a huge sum of cash on the Green Bay Packers to beat the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers won 34-17, so he walked away with a big profit. The retired billionaire later filmed himself in a Chevrolet Super Sport with his cash winnings displayed on the passenger seat.

More recently, Mayweather won more than $50,000 when Dmitry Bivol won his light-heavyweight fight against Canelo Alvarez. Mayweather usually gambles in Las Vegas, where he lives. Today users often bet online by using a mobile device and a sports betting app.

Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas, comedian and Arsenal fan, correctly predicted that Eddie Nketiah would score first and Luke Aisling would be sent off. The actor is well known for his role in Little Britain. He says he enjoys placing small bets on unlikely events with long odds. His stake of won £2 resulted in a win of £352.


Drake, the Canadian pop star, is a huge sports fan. He is often seen cheering the Toronto Raptors from courtside seats. He recently won a series of Super Bowl bets. He bet on the Los Angeles Rams to win the Super Bowl and took other bets on the performance of Odell Beckham Jr. Drake walked away with over $1million in bitcoin.

Georgia Toffolo

In March this year, reality star Georgia Toffolo won £37,500 at Cheltenham. The “Made in Chelsea” star bet £5,000 on the first race of the 2022 festival. She bet £2,500 on Constitution Hill to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Jonbon to finish second at 14-1. Her other £2,500 bet went on Jonbon to finish first and Constitution Hill to finish second. Constitution Hill had a comfortable victory.

Highly famous celebrity Toffolo attributed her win to beginners’ luck. Fans pointed out that her bet was clearly not that of a first-timer. She later clarified that she meant beginners’ luck because it was the first race of the season.

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