Woman from rural California takes a swing with thousand-dollar, 7-team baseball parlay; wins $53,000

LLANO, CA - May 16, 2023 - A 50-year-old woman from the one-horse town of Llano, CA – located in Los Angeles County not far from the San Bernardino County line, has likely become her town’s most legendary sports bettor – if she decides to reveal her identity, that is.  

That is thanks to one heck of a parlay bet she placed at online sportsbook BetUS.com, where she took a serious swing and put $1,000 on the line for a 7-team MLB baseball parlay bet on Monday, May 15th. And on what must have been one of the better Mondays of her life, every single game went her way, ultimately paying out an astonishing $53,769.17 on her $1,000 bet!  

BetUS (pronounced Bet U.S.) says they always withhold the identity of big winners for their safety and privacy, which in a town so small it seems to consist of little more than a post office, may very well be appreciated.  

"Most big winners choose to remain anonymous and keep their winnings to themselves,” says Tim Williams, director of public relations for BetUS. 

A parlay is a unique type of bet that merges multiple individual wagers into a single wager with a much higher potential payout. The catch – all of the individual wagers – or “legs” of the parlay bet, must win for the parlay to pay out.  

In the case of the woman from Llano, she bet the St. Louis Cardinals to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers; the Arizona Diamondbacks to defeat the Oakland Athletics; the San Diego Padres to defeat the Kansas City Royals; and the Los Angeles Dodgers to defeat the Minnesota Twins. Adding to that – the Llano woman with a crystal ball for baseball predicted that the Cardinals and Brewers game would go over 8 runs (it went for an incredible 19!). Not stopping there, she added an ‘over’ 9 runs on the Rangers vs Braves game (which concluded in a one-sided 12-0 spectacle) and finally, to top it off: she bet the ‘over’ 8.5 runs in the Dodgers vs. Twins game, which delivered an exhilarating 9-8 final score. 

“The odds of all of those hitting in a single parlay was a little under two percent,” Williams says.  

That, folks, is how to make $53,769.17 in a single afternoon.  

And in Llano, that appears to be enough to snatch up another 20 or so acres of land, if one was so inclined.  

About BetUS

BetUS (pronounced “Bet U.S.”) is the original online sportsbook, celebrating its 30th season serving sports fans this year. A global pioneer established in 1994 and licensed internationally, BetUS provides a safe and secure place for sports wagering to more than one million customers around the world.

For journalists in the U.S.: We understand the importance of integrity in journalism and wish to affirm that utilizing our insights, data or quotes in your reporting aligns with and is protected by your First Amendment rights, even in states where sports betting has not explicitly been made legal. The information we provide is intended to enhance your audience's enjoyment of their favorite sports. It is up to each individual to discern if or how local laws apply to them, particularly in terms of their use of international sportsbooks. BetUS.com has thousands of customers from countries around the globe, operates under a recognized jurisdiction's license and adheres to responsible gaming practices as it celebrates its 30th season in business.

Contact details

  • Download vCard

Related topics

Receive exclusive news

Are you a journalist or do you work for a publication?
Sign up and request access to exclusive news.

Request access

Receive BetUS news on your RSS reader.

Or subscribe through Atom URL manually