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Meet The Gambler Who Turned $300 into $28K By Riding Packers’ Win Streak and Has Now Lost it All

Last week, we posted about the gambler who turned an initial $300 wager into $28,213.60 by betting on the Green Bay Packers to win each of the past eight games — which they did. In that post, we also mentioned that the plan was to let it ride on Green Bay for a ninth consecutive game.

But this time, it didn’t work out so well. On Sunday, the Packers finally went down — dropping a 44-21 decision to Atlanta in the NFC Championship game. And that $28,213.60 was gone in a flash.

But Russ Axelrod, the man who made the wager along with his friend Brian Yankelevitz, claims to have no regrets.

“I know everyone’s been freaking out about the money,” Axelrod said. “But we started with $300. And for $300, the ride’s been worth it. Again, I would do the same thing every time.”

Prior to the game, Yanklevitz told ESPN essentially the same thing.

“It’s more about the journey,” Yankelevitz said. “Texting friends and conversations with friends than winning the bet.”

Had the Packers won yesterday, Axelrod and Yankelevitz would have collected $76,176.70. Both claimed they would have let it ride one last time. That now, of course, is a moot point.

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