Post-Game Stat Corrections Cost Man’s Daily Fantasy Win And $ 997K – Post-game stat corrections in Monday night’s football game between the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams earned a fantasy football fan a nearly seven-figure score.
According to ESPN Chalk’s report, the 41-year-old insurance agent from St. Louis thinks he won $ 1 million after winning the DraftKings tournament. When the time zeroed on the Rams 24-10 win, one of Rob Huntze’s ranks scored 92.79, more than any other lineup of 176,470 entries in the Poker88 Asia visit contest.
But 30 minutes after the excitement of victory, came the painful feeling of defeat. In the fourth quarter, the Bears defense was credited with the sacking of Rams quarterback Jared Goff.
After the game, the official goalscorer decided that the game should be shifted from passing to running, and tackles were no longer considered sacks. The score change deducted points from the Bears defense and knocked Huntze off the top of the leaderboard and into an 18-way tie for sixth.
Instead of leaving with $ 1 million, Huntze’s payout was only worth $ 3,078.94. Huntze told ESPN that in previous daily fantasy contests, the post-game score change cost $ 5,000.
DraftKings’ bread and butter is its daily fantasy sports product, but as sports betting has become legalized by more and more states, the Boston-based company has also started running online sports books on the legal market.
Earlier this week, the sportsbook issued refunds to bettors who were affected by a crushing call by officials on the match-winning game of a college football game.