A school teacher bagged a whooping US$1.6 million after backing Morocco to progress to the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup, knocking out star-studded Spain in the process.
The African side, Morocco, booked their ticket for the quarter-finals, having defeated the favourites, Spain, on penalties.
Morocco won 3-0 on penalties last Tuesday after a nailing-biting and pulsating encounter with the 2010 World Cup winners after the match ended nill all in regular time.
Morocco’s win was the biggest for the African country and the American teacher who has turned into a millionaire over the night.
A 20-year-old teacher from New York placed a wager of US$90,818.19, betting Morocco to earn their spot in the quarter-finals.
As the match was played, the youthful teacher said he went on to teach pupils volleyball to distract himself from watching the game.
Nervously waiting for the match’s final result, Paris Saint Germain’s Achraf Hakimi’s panenka penalty was enough to seal the young teacher’s biggest dream of being a millionaire.
“I was checking my phone every once in a while, but I wasn’t watching it,” the man told Action Network.
“I don’t know one player’s name.”
“I’m not going to lie and say I knew what I was doing.
“At the end of the day, it was a bet that just got lucky. I’m a regular degenerate dude.”
Morocco is the only African representative left in the tournament.
Their latest win was nothing but a shocker to the football fraternity, who thought Spain would thrash the former effortlessly.
However, Morocco will be up for a mammoth task against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal on Saturday.