Fan will win $100,000 if Blues win Stanley Cup, refuses to sell ticket or hedge his bet


SportsPulse: There was a bit of controversy, but the Blues got it done in Boston and are now one win away from the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

ST. LOUIS – Missouri native Scott Berry said the betting slip that will pay him $100,000 if the St. Louis Blues win the Stanley Cup has had its own journey as his team has marched through the playoffs

“That ticket went from my sock drawer, to my safe, to now a safe deposit box.” Berry told USA TODAY Sports.

In January, when the Blues were near last place, Berry, 31, was in Las Vegas on a business trip when he noticed that the Blues were listed as 250-1 longshot at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel Sportsbook. After seeing the Blues listed at 150-1 elsewhere, he decided to bet $400 on the Blues winning the Stanley Cup. That’s the amount he set aside to gamble in Las Vegas.

“When I initially put the bet down, everyone was like, ‘Oh my gosh, (betting) on one of the worst teams in the league. You did that?” Berry recalled. “I’m like, ‘You never know – it’s hockey.”

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