Ref’s mistake wins $725K for bettor

Not everyone was angry with the NFL’s replacement referees.

A Canadian man is $725,000 richer, thanks to the blown call at the end of the Seahawks-Packers game last month.

Gino DiFelice of Ontario placed a $5 bet in a Canadian lottery game in which players pick the results of every NFL game for the weekend, including the Monday night game, USA Today reports. According to the newspaper:

He was 14-for-14 entering the Monday night game and had picked the Seahawks to upset the Packers. When Golden Tate was erroneously awarded a touchdown on Russell Wilson’s Hail Mary pass, DiFelice had his perfect entry.

If the replacements had ruled M.D. Jennings intercepted the pass, DiFelice would have tied for the weekly victory with five other players and would have split the pot. His solo victory ended up giving him the third-biggest haul in the lottery’s history.

“When the play was under review I couldn’t believe what was happening,” he said. “When the call was made, I went nuts. I ripped open the envelope to show them. They couldn’t believe it.”

6 comments Add your comment


October 10th, 2012
11:09 am

Fire Mark Richt


October 10th, 2012
11:30 am

And hire WHO, you are just another stupid person who knows nothing about football and must have lost a bet


October 11th, 2012
1:15 pm

hire al groh, i hear he is available.


October 14th, 2012
10:29 am

@WHO CARES…….What the hell does this article have to do with Mark Richt?


October 15th, 2012
2:01 pm

Why did I read this….?


October 15th, 2012
5:10 pm

I don’t think anybody else did read this. Why is it still up?