Bettors cash Powerball winner prop bet at 5Dimes, Bovada
There are some happy campers following last night's record setting $1.5 billion Powerball drawing.
Not only are there winners in a reported three states (possibly more), players who wagered at online sportsbooks 5Dimes and Bovada potentially padded their bankroll betting on the massive drawing resulting in a winner.
At 5Dimes, players could have risked $1,000 to win $100 on a winner in the drawing.
At Bovada, players could have ponied up $650 to win $100.
Bets at both betting sites on nobody winning were losers. The markets for no winner would have paid a handsome 6.5 and 4.5 to 1 respectively at each online sportsbook.
Sportsbook Review has asked each sportsbook for comment on how players made out betting the lotto prop bet.
The popularity and legality of lotteries leave a sour taste in the mouths of many Americans wishing their states would legalize sports betting, especially since lotteries are by any stretch of the imagination purely luck based, while many argue sports betting is a game of skill and not chance.
While certain state officials continue to demonize land-based and online sports betting, the state lottery is certainly no endangered species, though politicians such as New Jersey's State Senator Ray Lesniak have led the charge to bring sports betting to the United States. Sportsbook Review interviewed Lesniak on sports betting last October.
Texas Governor Abbott is among those politicians on the other side of the fence, saying no to state-run sports betting.