Blues fan Scott Berry turned $400 Stanley Cup bet into $100K
The happiest non-member of the St. Louis Blues over the team’s first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history might very well be Scott Berry.
Berry is a Blues fan who wagered $400 on the Blues to win the Stanley Cup back in January when the team had 250:1 odds to win it all. Thanks to the long odds, that $400 turned into $100,000 when the Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7.
He put $400 on the @StLouisBlues to win it all back in January, tonight that ticket could pay off to the tune of $100,000. Living and during with each second…Scott Berry, is what’s you’d call, a believer. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/7dZ8APougK
— Will Ujek (@WillUjek) June 13, 2019
Berry could have guaranteed himself a profit by selling his betting ticket and hedging by also wagering on the Bruins to win it all. Instead, he refused to hedge because he was more concerned with sticking behind his Blues.
“I feel like I’m in this with the team, and I don’t want to lay any of it off,” Berry told ESPN this week. “I put the bet down in January for $400 to win $100,000. That was the bet. … I’m very superstitious and don’t want to ruin any juju.”
Berry’s faith in his team paid off. They took a 3-2 series lead, lost at home in Game 6, and then won on the road in Game 7.
Here’s how his celebration looked.
HE DID IT! Scott Berry, who put $400 on the #STLBlues to win the Stanley Cup back in January, can now cash his 250-1 ticket for $100,000!
He did not hedge.
He did not waiver.
And now, he's $100k richer,
— Rob Edwards (@RobertDEdwards) June 13, 2019