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Lucky Bettor Wins $579,000 With $20 Wager on NFL Championship Games

A FanDuel customer correctly predicted the final scores of both games Sunday in a single long-shot bet.

The FanDuel application on a smartphone.

The FanDuel application on a smartphone.

Photographer: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

A lucky fan won a $579,020 payout from a $20 parlay bet predicting the final scores of Sunday’s NFL championship games.

The bettor correctly guessed that the Cincinnati Bengals would beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27 -24 in the American Conference championship and that the Los Angeles Rams would outlast the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the National Conference title match. The probability of doing so:  0.03%, or three times in 10,000 tries.