The controversial ending to the Monday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks was worth a quarter of a million dollars in winnings for a Canadian man, according to an ESPN.com report. Gino DiFelice won $725,274 on a $5 bet, when the Seahawks' last-second victory meant that he picked all 15 games correctly on his betting ticket. Canada's provincial governments allow for citizens to bet on sports events. Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate was credited with a touchdown after he and Packers' M.D. Jennings appeared to both have possession of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's Hail Mary pass at the end of the game. DiFelice told reporters that his 12-year-old daughter, Mia, helped fill out his ticket. He typically submits three tickets; one is picked by him, and each of the others is filled out by each of his two children. "The winner was the ticket my daughter consulted me on," he told the QMI press agency of Canada. "The funniest part is, the ticket I made all of the picks myself, I only got four right."
- Seattle Seahawks
- Green Bay Packers