NFL call means third highest Proline payout

A man bets on Proline. (VERONICA HENRI/QMI Agency file photo)

A man bets on Proline. (VERONICA HENRI/QMI Agency file photo)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:17 PM ET

BRANTFORD, ONT. - There's one person in the area who is happy that NFL replacement officials botched a last-second call to give the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the Green Bay Packers Monday night.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has confirmed a Proline ticket

purchased in Brantford is worth $725,274 thanks to a perfect 15-for-15 prorogation of the NFL's third week.

The OLG said the ticket has yet to be validated, and as a result, the winner's name has not been released.

The windfall is the third highest Proline payday.

The most a Proline ticket has paid out was $874,857 last December, followed by $759,465 won in October 2010.

Replays indicated that Packers cornerback M.D. Jennings had possession of a game-ending pass in the end zone, but referees awarded the catch to Seattle’s Golden Tate after the two wrestled for the ball on the turf.

One official signalled touchdown, and the other signalled time out,

indicating the play had ended.

The call resulted in an estimated money swing, according to one sports book, of as much as $200 million to $250 million worldwide, ESPN.com reported.

Some estimates from online services believe the impact was even greater.

The Packers were 3 1/2-point favourites who would have covered the spread and won by five without the final touchdown. The call also had an effect on the Packers’ Super Bowl odds, raising them at one Las Vegas outlet from 7 to 1 to 9 to 1.


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