Forte has already said that he will not cash out and is riding Les Bleus to the finish line.
According to Action Network, a FanDuel source revealed that Forte has the option to cash out for $283,538.82. He declined opportunities to secure payouts of $80,000 before the tournament and $83,000 after France beat Poland in the Round of 16.
The defending tournament champions have been doing all of their damage without several key figures in their squad. N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema, Christopher Nkunku, and Paul Pogba were all declared unavailable for the once-every-four-year competition with various injuries.
It was also reported that Adrien Rabiot and others were struck by violent illness the night before the semi-final against Morocco. Rabiot did not even make the match-day squad after appearing in every tournament game prior.
The final leg in Forte’s parlay was statistically the joint-least likely to hit, alongside his pick of the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Finals—don’t tell FanDuel that, though, as they could be on the hook for a quarter of a million dollars in just a few days.
There have been several other high-profile bets thrown down at sportsbooks lately. The most notable is a $1 million wager from legendary gambler Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, who inaugurated Horseshoe Casino in Westlake, Louisiana with a huge prediction that the Houston Cougars will win March Madness in 2023.
McIngvale recently landed the largest payout in sports betting history to the tune of a cool $75 million after the Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series.