OT: Man receives free $100k bet at Kentucky Derby, wins $800k

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on May 1st, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Unreal. Guy won a contest to go to the Derby and place one $100k bet on the Kentucky Derby main event. Dropped the odds from 8:1 to 7:1 because of the size of the bet.

His horse, Super Saver, won.

Fullerton’s name was drawn from more than 67,000 entries. He won a VIP trip to Kentucky Derby 136, including the opportunity for a free $100,000 “win” wager on one horse in the Kentucky Derby race.

Fullerton was ecstatic when told he was coming to Kentucky with the chance to make a life-changing wager on America’s premier horse race. “This VIP trip to the Kentucky Derby is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me,” said Fullerton. “Everybody keeps asking me who I’m going to bet on, long-shot or favorite. I’m just thrilled to be heading to Louisville where my mom lives, and while I haven’t made up my mind yet about which horse to bet the $100,000 on, I’m sure I’ll get lots of advice.”

Ridiculous. Good for him.