Oh, what fun it is to … win! And that’s exactly what three lucky people did as they won $1 million of Terry Bradshaw’s money in last week’s FOX Bet Super 6 NFL Sunday Challenge.
A million dollars is a pretty nice chunk of change. As a matter of fact, it’s the amount of money people often fantasize about having. “If only I had a million dollars …”
Well, three very lucky football fans got to split a seven-figure jackpot worth a cool mil after winning the Week 4 contest.
Terry’s money has officially left the building.
Out of almost 800,000 NFL Sunday Challenge entries in the app, the three contestants were the only ones to perfectly predict the six outcomes of the Super 6 marquee matchups. The winners are from Minnesota, Arizona and California, and each will pocket approximately $333,333 in winnings (pending verification).
Scoring that much cash during Sunday football is a call that looks good from every angle.
So what does it feel like to be one of the lucky ones who gets a piece of the pie? We caught up with a couple of our winners to find out.
Allison from California lives in an equal-opportunity household when it comes to NFL fandom. She, her husband and their five children cheer for the Raiders, the hometown Chargers and the Seahawks.
“We cheer for the Raiders because I have a former student who now works for them. And the Seahawks — we’ve always loved them as a family,” she said. “When it comes to the Chargers, they’re a local team. And we sometimes see some Chargers players at the doctor we go to.”
The mom of five admits that she had tinkered around with the FOX Bet Super 6 contest in the past because she had friends who played. But it wasn’t until this year that she got serious about trying her luck.
“I started playing because it was free, it was easy, and it makes watching Sunday football more fun. However, I wasn’t sure people really won.”
But people really do win. Allison’s own winning moment came last Sunday during the Cardinals-Panthers game. But before the grand finale, she kept up with her progress throughout the day.
“I’d look down and say, ‘oh, I got the first one.’ Then I looked down again, and I said, ‘oh, I got the second one.”
But as the Cardinals were en route to defeating the Panthers 26-16, cementing her as a winner, Allison had to tune into those final moments from her iPhone.
“We were installing a new television at my parents’ house, and we couldn’t get the SMART features to work. So there I was, watching the Cardinals kneeling, and I was saying, ‘oh my gosh, they’re kneeling, they’re kneeling!
“And I was in disbelief. I was just staring at the app in shock. I’m not someone who knows players’ stats. I’m just a mom, and I won!”
When it comes to knowing football, Allison considers herself an average Joe.
“I don’t do any research. I always pick the Seahawks. I picked the Cowboys because we have a close family friend who passed and was a Cowboys fan.
“To be honest. Most of it is flat-out guessing.”
And speaking of guessing, Allison is still figuring out what she’ll do with her money.
“We’ll use some for upgrades on the house, and we’ll put some away for the kids’ college funds.”
But one thing she knows for sure is that she’ll be playing again.
“Why would I not keep playing? It’s free, so nothing’s lost if you don’t win. Either way, you have fun while doing it.”