Argentina and Lionel Messi finally became world football champions, but they were not the only ones celebrating victory. Bet365, the world’s leading sports bookmaker, revealed that they paid out an eight-figure amount to lucky bettors after the final.

There were plenty of shocks at the World Cup in Qatar 2022, but the grand final proved very rewarding for the punters. The clash between Argentina and France was between two heavily-backed favourites for the trophy, and many punters had single bets on Messi winning the Golden Ball. Besides that, many specials favoured bettors, leading to superb payouts. 

Bet365 makes players happy 

Bet365 confirmed that the World Cup’s final game left many customers happy due to Lionel Messi and Argentina winning. Punters heavily backed Argentina to lift the World Cup from 8/1 to 11/2 and 9/1, which led to significant payouts.

Interestingly, even Argentina’s first match defeat against Saudi Arabia did not discourage bettors and betting on them to go all the way. Besides Argentina becoming world champions, many punters backed Lionel Messi to win the Golden Ball (at odds between 12/1 and 8/1). Furthermore, bettors also lumped money on Argentinean midfielder Enzo Fernandez to be crowned Young Player of the Tournament at fantastic odds of 33/1. 

One of the best things about playing at the Bet365 site is that it also awards bets as winners if your backed team goes two goals up. So when Argentina took a 2-0 lead in the final against France, many bettors already counted their payouts.

Goals by Kylian Mbape and Lionel Messi also made players happy because the Super Boost Bet on Mbappe & Messi Shot on Target offer landed quickly. Finally, the 2-2 result at full-time triggered Bet365’s Extra Time Extra Chance offer, paying out bets in credits which would have been lost wagers inside 90 mins but go on to win in extra time. 

The final ended the free-to-play World Cup Tournament Predictor game at Bet365, where one lucky winner won the £100,000 top prize.

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