Drake dropped $1.6 million on Super Bowl bets. Here’s how he made out.

Drake is rich. Insanely rich. Filthy rich. We know that because we’ve seen pictures of his Bridle Path mansion, his collection of luxury vehicles, his jewelry and watches, threads, parties, and visits to strip clubs where everyone goes home with big tips. And even after all that, he’s got spare change to wager big on Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Bengals and the Rams.

He picked the Rams to win. As BlogTO points out, these bets total 25 times the average Canadian income.

His other bets included $500,000 on Odell Beckham Jr. scoring a touchdown. WIN! He scored the Rams’ first TD. Drake cashes out with a profit of $575,000.

He also wagered for Beckham Jr. to have over 62.5 receiving yards. He left the game in the first half with a bum knee and only 52 yards and was knocked out of the game with what could be an ACL situation. Buh-bye to that $500K.

The Rams won by three. The spread was Rams -4. Bengals spread bettors win. But didn’t Drake bet the Rams to win straight out? (I’m not a gambler, so…). If that’s the case, he won $306,000.

Total winnings: $881,000 (I think). If he had hit on all three bets, Drake’s profit would have been (I think) $1,286,000 based on bets of $1,600,000. Still, not a bad day at the bookies.

If I’m wrong on any of these numbers, lemme know. Betting on football is not my thing.

I do know this: The rich are not like you and me.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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