Drake won more than $2.3 million on a Super Bowl 2024 bet – but is giving it away to a fan.
The 37-year-old rapper, born Aubrey Drake Graham, has an estimated net worth of $250 million, and revealed on Instagram that he wagered $1.15 million of his fortune on The Kansas City Chiefs beating the San Francisco 49ers at Sunday’s (11.02.24) game in the Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas.
He has now revealed that as the Chiefs win 25-22 his windfall was more than $2.3 million, which he intends to use to make one of his fans very happy.
Just before game time on Sunday, the Grammy winner posted a screenshot of his wager on the betting platform Stake – with which he has a partnership, captioning it: “If I win somebody getting super blessed at the show tmrw.”
Drake was due to give away his winnings at his concert on Monday (12.02.24) at Missouri’s Enterprise Center.
He wasn’t at the Allegiant Stadium to watch the Super Bowl, but posted footage of him in his Instagram Story enjoying it on TV from what appeared to be a hotel suite.
Drake is well known for placing sports bets on everything from UFC fights to baseball games – but he has had such a mixed run of luck his tendency to lose huge wagers has been dubbed ‘The Drake Curse’ by both athletes and fans.
His massive Super Bowl ’24 win comes after the rapper was said to have laughed off an alleged inappropriate video of the rapper that has appeared online.
The ‘Hotline Bling’ performer started to trend on X earlier this month after the clip – which showed a man who appeared to be the musician touching himself while sitting on a bed – spared on the web.
A headboard in the video seemed to match the one that Drake has on his $220 million private jet, but the rapper apparently responded to its ‘leak’ by sending a series of laughing emojis.
He was asked about it by popular streamer Adin Ross, 23, who sent him a voice memo about the clip.
Adin said: “I’m still Live, bro. We was just looking at the (video.) It’s like crazy bro, like God damn.
“You’re blessed with your voice, you’re blessed with performing, you’re blessed to be you, you’re blessed to be number one and you’re also blessed to have a (big private part.)”
Ross then claimed Drake replied to his note by putting “like eight laughing emojis”.
The streamer also suggested Drake might use his voice note as his “next album intro”.
It is unconfirmed if the man in the video is Drake as he has yet to publicly comment on the video.