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Drake loses staggering N445.4m ($1m) bet despite Argentina’s World Cup win

Canadian International rapper Drake has on Sunday, December 19, 2022, lost his N445.4m ($ 1 million) bet placed on Argentina to beat France in 90 minutes.

In a video posted on Twitter the day before Argentina battled France, Drake was seen picking the Lionel Messi-led side to win the match.

Drake reportedly lost his money thanks to the rules on the betting platform.

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According to Fox News, the issue was that Drake “bet in a market where extra time isn’t counted and the result is determined based on the score after 90 minutes of play.

As at 90 minutes full-time at the World Cup finals on Sunday in Qatar, Argentina and France were on a 2-2 draw, before playing extra-time were they both levelled at 3-3 and eventually going into penalties that saw Argentina defeat France 4-2.

Had Drake’s bet paid off, the singer would’ve walked away with $2.75 million, a win of $1.75 million.

Also in November, Drake lost $2million after placing a bet that Israel Adesanya would beat Alex Pereira in a UFC fight, which unfortunately Adesanya lost.

Meanwhile, Argentina’s win broke 36 years old jinx having last won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986 and lost in the final three times.

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