The St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup champions for the first time in franchise history thanks to a masterful performance in their 4-1 Game 7 win in Boston on Wednesday night.
And now one of their fans has a lot more money in his bank account because of it.
Scott Berry put $400 on the Blues to win the Stanley Cup way back in January when he was in Las Vegas for work. Now he has $100K coming his way.
In January, when the Blues were near last place, Berry, 31, was in Las Vegas on a business trip when he noticed that the Blues were listed as 250-1 longshot at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel Sportsbook, Berry told USA TODAY Sports.
After seeing the Blues listed at 150-1 elsewhere, he decided to bet $400 on the Blues winning the Stanley Cup. That's the amount he set aside to gamble in Las Vegas.
"I wanted this for me, but I wanted this for the city,” Berry told Action Network. “Once I put the bet down, I had this sixth sense kind of feeling that it was gonna happen and if I hedged I thought it would suggest that I didn’t believe.”
And boy is he having fun celebrating:
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
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