Drake bet $1 million on Argentina to win the World Cup but lost it all in two minutes
World-famous singer Drake has bet $1 million that Argentina will win the World Cup final against France on Sunday. But despite the end result of the game, he still loses cash.
When Argentina passedDrake bet on a 1×2 market, excluding overtime.
At first, it seemed like the star got lucky and he could win back $2.75 million as Argentina led 2-0 at half-time. But Drake’s hopes were dashed in the space of two minutes when France’s Kylian Mbappé scored twice, equalizing and turning the game around.
Both teams scored again in extra time, and Argentina eventually won the trophy in a decisive penalty shootout.
Drake’s bold gamble isn’t his first, as the musician has bet on several sports games this year. In February, he placed $1.26 million between three bets for the Rams to win the Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals, bringing in $1.4 million.
But he also built a reputation for siding with the losing teams, leading to a popular joke that he has a curse. Drake lost $100,000 in April betting on a Duke Blue Devils win over North Carolina Tar Heels in the Finals.
In October, FC Barcelona lost to Real Madrid after Drake placed a bet in their favor; The team even wore a suit with the star’s OVO sound logo as part of their sponsorship Spotify.
In November, Drake lost $1.5 million betting on Israel Adesanya to win over Alex Pereira in the UFC middleweight title fight.
The “curse” extends even beyond his big bets; after Drake posed for a photo with Manchester City player Sergio Aguero, the team was eliminated from the Champions League. Rome even ban their team from taking pictures with the male singer in 2019.
This time, however, Drake’s supposed curse seems to affect only the man himself.
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