Drake wins £1.9MILLION after picking Taylor Swift-supported Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LVIII over the San Francisco 49ers – as rap star says ‘I can’t bet against the Swifties’
- The rap superstar earned £1.9 million after correctly picking the winner of the Super Bowl
- Drake celebrated after backing the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LVIII
- He praised pop star and Kansas fan Taylor Swift after placing his huge bet
Rap superstar Drake was rewarded with a huge seven-figure payout after backing the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl and drafting Taylor Swift before claiming his winnings.
The acclaimed music artist is known for betting huge amounts of money on major sporting events, with UFC a popular backer, and Sunday’s Super Bowl LVIII was another occasion where Drake made a huge bet.
Kansas City Chiefs claimed their second consecutive Super Bowl title and third in five years after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in a chaotic overtime finale.
Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to the NFL’s showpiece title and Drake was just one of many gamblers to cash in on their record success.
Celebrating after the match, Drake filmed himself celebrating his win after watching the action unfold from a glamorous apartment and revealed he made a huge profit on Kansas City’s victory.
Drake rightly backed the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night
The rap superstar was rewarded with a seven-figure sum after correctly predicting the Chiefs would win
Drake claimed £1.86 million in winnings as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers
The 37-year-old placed a £910,000 bet on Chiefs winning and Mecole Hardman Jnr’s late touchdown put the A-list celebrity in the money.
Drake won £1.86 million as a result and appeared to be in a celebratory mood as Super Bowl-winning stars headed to Las Vegas to celebrate their historic triumph.
Drake celebrated his huge win by posting a video to his Instagram profile after the match
Pop icon Taylor Swift celebrated Kansas’ Super Bowl success with her partner and Chiefs player Travis Kelce
NFL fanatic and global pop star Taylor Swift – girlfriend of Kansas City star Travis Kelce – was in Vegas to attend the event and got a shoutout from Drake as he put his money on the line.
“I can’t bet against the Swifties (Taylor Swift fans),” Drake said when explaining why he picked the Chiefs to beat the 49ers.
It is now the second year in a row in which the Canadian has correctly guessed the winner of the Super Bowl.
Last year he won just over £500,000 when Kansas City beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Arizona.