Drake Drops $1 Million on Chiefs to Win Super Bowl, Kelce MVP, and More

Grant Mitchell
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Grant Mitchell
02/11/2023
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Highlights

  • Drake picked first-touchdown scorers, half winners, and more
  • There is the potential for a payout over $4.5 million if every bet hits
  • Drake won over $2 million when the Chiefs won the AFC Championship Game

Global entertainment icon and Her Loss co-creator Drake has bet nearly $1 million in total Super Bowl bets.

In a post shared on his Instagram, he revealed his “psychotic” bets that could win a total of over $4.5 million. Among his many bets, he is riding with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles and secure their second Super Bowl in four years.

The Eagles are 1.5-point underdogs heading into the matchup. That line of logic is not stopping the high-roller from placing one of his usual string of seven-figure bets.

The range of bets

Drake is partnered with Stake, an online sportsbook and gambling company. All of his big-money bets, including his latest string of Super Bowl wagers, are placed with Stake, and he has even hosted gambling streams on Twitch using their platform.

In total, the Canadian-born rapper bet $965,000. He warned in the caption that these were placed purely on gut instinct with no real evidence behind them.

“My psychotic bets for Sunday are in @stake,” Drake said in the caption. “pls do not analyze the logic behind these bets there is none.” 

He assigned $700k to his game pick, the Chiefs’ moneyline, for +111 odds. That means that if Kansas City wins, he will take home $111 for every $100 that went into the bet, resulting in a $1.48 million payout.

He also bet $50k on Patrick Mahomes and wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster to score the first touchdown for the Chiefs. This is known as a “hedge” since both outcomes cannot come true, but just one of them hitting would ensure $400-650k in profit.

Drake also predicted the Chiefs' dominance to reign supreme throughout the game and bet $50k on them to win each half and another $50k on them to win every quarter. Notably, they were tied with the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl they won during the 2020 season, and they lost outright to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a year later.

The OVO co-founder topped off his bet slip with a $60k wager on a tight end to win Super Bowl MVP and $25k on that tight end to be Kansas City’s Travis Kelce. Kelce has 15 touchdowns in 19 games this season and three in two postseason games and recently moved into second in the NFL’s all-time postseason career receiving yards and receiving touchdowns ladder.

Important notes

Drake already won $2.1 million on the back of the Chiefs when they knocked the Cincinnati Bengals out of the playoffs in the AFC Championship Game. Drake’s MVP pick, Kelce, finished with seven catches for 78 yards and a touchdown, while Mahomes ended up with 326 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.

That big win made up for an $850k loss he took when the 49ers lost to the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. San Fran quarterback Brock Purdy suffered a UCL tear, and backup Josh Johnson was knocked out after a blow to the head, leaving them with no healthy quarterbacks.

Smith-Schuster left a comment under Drake’s post saying simply “Say less.” Eagles fans like fellow rapper Meek Mill were not as moved.

“Bet a hundo real quick,” the Dreams and Nightmares rapper told Drake.

Businessman Michael Rubin, artist and entertainer Gillie Da King, and songwriter Derrick Milano were just a few that left other pro-Eagles messages under the picture’s comments. Gillie went so far as to say that Drake could have just given him the money.

Drake’s biggest win to date is $25 million thanks to a couple of enormous roulette wheel spins during a gambling stream with Stake.

The Chiefs and Eagles have not played each other since Week 4 of the 2021 season. Kansas City won that game 42-30 as Mahomes threw for five touchdowns and only one interception.

Philly last won a Super Bowl during the 2017 season, while Kansas City’s last win came at the end of the 2020 campaign.

Grant is a sports and sports betting journalist who prides himself in his up-to-the-minute reporting on the latest events in the industry. A member of Virginia Tech’s 2021 graduating class, he has quickly put together an impressive portfolio since moving to the professional world full-time. Grant’s favorite sports to cover are basketball and both types of football (American and soccer), and he is pushing written, audio, and video content. He has been employed by companies as highly regarded as Forbes and continues on a great trajectory in the industry. When he’s not on the clock, you can find Grant at the gym, looking for adventures, or hanging out with his family.