Someone Just Made a Record-Setting Bet on Clinton

Woman places $615K bet on Clinton to win the election
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2016 4:04 PM CDT
Someone just placed a massive bet on Hillary Clinton to win the election.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Well, someone out there is very confident of a Hillary Clinton victory this November. Time reports a 46-year-old woman just placed a $615,862 bet on Clinton to win the election. British bookmaker William Hill says it's the biggest bet ever placed on a US presidential election. William Hill is currently giving 4/11 odds on a Clinton victory, meaning the unidentified bettor stands to make a $224,000. But Elite Daily worries the history-making bet may have majorly jinxed Clinton. And then there's this: "As a result of taking this bet, a win for Donald Trump has now become the favored outcome for us in terms of our liabilities," Time quotes a William Hill spokesperson as saying. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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