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Drake makes $1.15M Super Bowl bet

The rapper is known for high-stakes gambling
Drake (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Drake made a $1.15 million Super Bowl bet.

The “God’s Plan” hitmaker put a massive stake on the Kansas City Chiefs beating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL final game on Feb. 11. If his prediction comes true, he could pocket more than $2.3 million.

“I can’t bet against the Swifties,” he captioned his post of a photo of his big bet on Instagram, with a reference to Taylor Swift’s relationship with Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce.

The rapper — who has an estimated net worth of $250 million — is no stranger to high-stakes gambling. In 2022, he lost $2 million on a UFC bout when the result went the wrong way. He had backed favorite Israel Adesanya to win against Alex Pereira in November of that year, with the hope of netting himself $2.9 million. However, the underdog won and took the UFC middleweight title following a technical knockout in the fifth round.

Earlier that year, the “Hotline Bling” singer donated $1 million in Bitcoin to LeBron James’ charity after a big roulette win. Drake scooped a huge prize when gambling on He decided to spread the love to the pro basketball player’s LeBron James Family Foundation, and he also donated $100,000 to a student’s hard-working mother.

“I had an incredible night last night playing roulette on Stake. Anytime I get blessed like that, I always think it’s good karma that needs to be transferred,” he said in an Instagram video.

“So, I play for fun, and I play in hopes that I can spread love always. So tonight, I’m doing a dinner with my brother [LeBron] … we’re doing a Lobos dinner tonight. I’m going to — myself and Eddie from Stake — are going to dedicate $1 million to the I PROMISE School, and I’m going to come and drop it off myself,” he added.

“Wow, wow, wow. I appreciate it. My kids are going to go crazy for that,” James replied.

James’ foundation opened the I PROMISE School, which tries to help the most at-risk students and families in Akron, Ohio, in 2018.

Drake and James also invited a student-athlete and basketball player named Michael and his mother over for dinner and presented her with $100,000.

“On behalf of me and my brother [LeBron] and Stake, we wanted to give you this, it’s $100,000. Hopefully, it makes this journey a little easier,” the musician said.

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