The St Louis Blues have surprised the world after coming from last position in the NHL at the beginning of the year to win the city’s first Stanley Cup, but one game punter appeared to see it coming.
Blues fan Scott Berry placed $AUD570 on his team at 250-1 odds to win the Stanley Cup in January when they were coming last.
The bet seemed ludicrous at the time, but the Blues then went on a run to win 30 of their final 49 games of the regular-season before surging through the finals.
What is it like when your team wins the Stanley Cup and you won $100,000 off a $400 bet? Here’s @ScottABerry1 (with champagne bottle in hand) in the middle celebrating with friends. pic.twitter.com/Mt9j6FuFu3— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 13, 2019
And on Wednesday, St Louis defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to secure their first NHL championship.
The victory meant Berry turned $570 into $145,000.
“I bet with my heart, not my mind,” he said following the game.
“I’m kind of speechless at this point, I am going to go celebrate.”
Berry was reportedly offered $75,000 to sell his ticket, but kept faith the Blues would win Game 7.