EVEN celebs like a flutter too.
These famous faces have all laid down huge sums on a bet AND won big money, some more surprisingly than other.
From backing the right horse to picking a Super Bowl winner, these stars all got lucky in sports betting.
Back in March, 27-year-old reality TV star thanked ‘beginner’s luck’ after winning £37,500 on a bet at Cheltenham.
The racing regular, who wowed all on I’m A Celebrity… put down £5,000 on the first race of the 2022 Festival.
She split her bet with £2,500 on Constitution Hill to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Jonbon to finish second at 14-1 – with returns of the £37,500.
And Toff took to Twitter to share her betting slip and sheer delight.
The 27-year-old wrote: “OH MY GOD beginners luck,” followed by a laughing emoji.
She then added: “Bloody hell can’t believe it. Generous donation incoming to both the @BritishRedCross and @decappeal.”
Arsenal fan and comedian Lucas, 48, bagged £352 after an incredible bet in the Gunners’ win over Leeds last season.
The Little Britain funnyman correctly predicted Eddie Nketiah’s opener AND Luke Ayling’s red card – which landed after just 27 minutes.
Lucas placed £2 on the 175/1 double and was quids in after just 30 minutes.
“Occasionally I place small bets on unlikely events with long odds…” he wrote on Twitter gleefully.
That prompted some of his followers to cheekily ask if they could lend him some money.
Boxing legend Mayweather, 45, is no stranger to gambling – regularly hacking away at his fortune believed to be somewhere in the region of £450million.
Most recently, he cashed in on Canelo Alvarez losing his light-heavyweight showdown with Dmitry Bivol – winning £26,400.
Mega-wealthy Floyd also posted his winning £28,414 bet slip after backing Dustin Poirier to beat Conor McGregor at UFC 264.
While in 2020, ‘Money’ backed the Green Back Packers to beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL – winning £126,000 after gambling £200,000.
Better still, he watched the action unfold at a pool party surrounded by bikini-clad waitresses.
Back in 2012, rapper 50 Cent put his money where his mouth is in an extraordinary bet.
The In da Club star, 46, won £406,000 when the NY Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling NFC Championship Game.
The fact the game went to overtime would have had the rap star sweating over the final outcome.
So it was no wonder he took to Twitter afterwards to celebrate his victory.
He also revealed how he came to make the bet in the first place.
“Some times I hear voices in my head they me thing,” he wrote. “Like bet on th GIANTS. So I listen now.”
The Canadian pop star is a regular sports fan.
The Hotline Bling singer, 35, is often seen cheering on his beloved NBA team the Toronto Raptors from the expensive courtside seats.
And he also dabbles in bitcoin – winning a series of Super Bowl LVI bets he placed just days before the game.
The bets included $600,000 that the Los Angeles Rams would win the Super Bowl, $500,000 that Odell Beckham Jr. would earn a touchdown and $500,000 that he’d run 62.5 receiving yards.
It netted him winnings of £1,050,000.
Ahead of the 2000 NFL season, Mickelson, 52, was adamant the Baltimore Ravens would win the Super Bowl.
So, he decided to form a betting syndicate and wagered around £16,000 on the bet.
The golf legend’s hunch was right – as the Ravens defeated the NY Giants 34-7.
He won a staggering £455,616.
Another golfer playing the game of risk is Westwood, 49, who likes to get into the spirit of things at Cheltenham.
Back in 2019, he won £48,000 on day two of the Festival thanks to an incredible Super Heinz bet.
The British star took to Instagram to share his ridiculously impressive punt, winning close to £50,000 from a £240 stake.
Incredibly, the year before Westwood won each of the first nine races at the Festival, before going on to win 11 out of 12 in a bizarre run of victories, tallying £20,678.
Word to the wise; if you ever see him at the races it might be worth asking him for a tip.
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