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SportWho is James Adducci, the $1.2 million winner who bet on Tiger Woods?

02:00  17 april  2019
02:00  17 april  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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James Adducci holds up his winning ticket after winning more than $US1 million betting on Tiger Woods winning the Masters. The man who won a record-setting $US 1 . 2 million ($NZ1.77 million ) payout for betting that Tiger Woods would win the Masters golf tournament was a first-time sports

39-year-old James Adducci had a feeling Tiger Woods was going to win the Masters so he took everything he had and bet on him. Bettor who won $ 1 . 2 million on Tiger Woods says it was his first-ever sports bet .

Who is James Adducci, the $1.2 million winner who bet on Tiger Woods?© Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC The Masters had two big winners: Tiger Woods and James Adducci.

Adducci, a 39-year-old self-described day trader from Wisconsin, hauled in nearly $1.2 million with Woods’ victory. A mini media tour followed Monday, during which Adducci described how he flew to Las Vegas earlier this month, took a bag he’d purchased at Walmart filled with $85,000 and made his first sports bet.

“Some of the interviews have been kind of misunderstood,” Adducci told USA TODAY Sports late Monday night. “Some of the stuff – the personal stuff – I should have thought about more. I’m a normal guy.”

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Who is James Adducci ? He’s the 39-year-old Wisconsin day trader who had a premonition so strong that Tiger Woods was going to win the Masters that he made his His hunch paid off Monday, when William Hill presented him with a check for $ 1 .275 million — his initial bet plus a $ 1 .19 million payday.

As James Adducci watched Tiger Woods ' pursuit of history in the final round of the Masters on a 23-inch TV screen in a "tiny, jail cell-sized" room in his The $ 1 . 2 million is a portion of what sportsbooks around the world lost on Tiger winning his fifth Masters title. And the fact that significant wager came

As details in the interviews with various outlets differed, USA TODAY Sports investigated who Las Vegas’ latest sports betting millionaire was – and court records showed a long criminal past with multiple domestic violence convictions.

Adducci pleaded guilty in a La Crosse County (Wis.) court to misdemeanor domestic abuse charges four times: June 2009 (two counts), August 2014 and February 2016, according to records procured by USA TODAY Sports. He was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in October 2013, March 2014 and May 2017, although those charges were dismissed outright or changed to lower-level misdemeanors by the prosecutor.

"(The victim) stated James was going to strike her and had his hand back in a threatening posture," a La Crosse police officer wrote in a report from a November 2015 incident that led to his 2016 conviction for disorderly conduct with a domestic abuse enhancement that made the crime a misdemeanor. "She was able to open her car door before James was able to hit her and dive out of the car."

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As James Adducci watched Tiger Woods ' pursuit of history in the final round of the Masters on a 23-inch TV screen in a "tiny, jail cell-sized" room in his The $ 1 . 2 million is a portion of what sportsbooks around the world lost on Tiger winning his fifth Masters title. And the fact that significant wager came

LAS VEGAS — A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before he risked ,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is now more than a million dollars richer. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $ 1 . 2 million Monday at a sportsbook in Las Vegas.

Although the charge was lowered to a non-criminal disorderly conduct, the same woman told police in 2017 that "James had shoved her placing both hands on her chest and pushing her backward."

USA TODAY Sports does not identify victims of domestic violence.

Judges ordered Adducci to stay away from two different women at least three time each, according to court records. As part of a bond hearing on a disorderly conduct arrest in September 2016, a judge ordered him to have “no contact with Best Western Rothschild.”

Also according to court records, Adducci has pleaded guilty to charges 12 times – including non-criminal disorderly conduct – since 2006. He served 30 days in jail for his second OWI arrest in January 2015. He also served one day each over bail jumping and disorderly conduct pleas in separate cases in 2014.

“This has nothing to do with (winning the bet),” Adducci said when USA TODAY Sports asked about his arrests. “Check out the years of what you were talking about. OK.”

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When Tiger Woods won the Masters on Sunday he made a lot of people happy, with friends, family, and fans all joining together to celebrate Woods ' But it's likely that nobody was happier with Woods ' win than James Adducci from Wisconsin, who placed an ,000 bet on Woods to win the Masters.

The gambler who placed an ,000 wager on Tiger Woods winning the Masters says he was tens of thousands of dollars in Adducci told Golf Digest after the big win that he flew from Wisconsin to Las Vegas last week to place the bet , which he claimed was the first he'd ever made on sports in his life.

When USA TODAY Sports said the last arrest was from May 2017, Adducci responded: “And we are in 2019.”

Adducci mentioned his wife in an interview with Golf Digest on Monday.

“She said to me, ‘I can’t stop you from doing this, because if he wins, I’ll never forgive myself,’ ” Adducci said in a story that was picked up by other outlets. “She’s a keeper.”

USA TODAY Sports could find no record that Adducci is married.

“I’ve had the same girlfriend for a lot of years,” Adducci told USA TODAY Sports. “We have car loans and separate student loans.”

The Golf Digest story noted that Adducci “asked not to name which town” he lived in. USA TODAY Sports found that  Adducci was described as “a habitual offender” multiple times in court documents housed in his hometown of La Crosse.

USA TODAY Sports gave Adducci the opportunity to explain his numerous arrests.

"Everyone and their brother can go online and look up anything they want, and I don’t give a (expletive)," Adducci said. "Obviously, I had $85,000 to place toward a bet. I have the ability to make $1.2 million. When was the last time you did that? If you want to get personal, who the hell are you to call me and think you have anything to ask me about anything?"

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(Reuters) - A Wisconsin man who bet ,000 on Tiger Woods to win the Masters was handed a check for $ 1 .275 million by bookmaker William Hill A day after Woods came from behind to win his first major title in 11 years, a video circulating online showed James Adducci picking up his check at

A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before he risked ,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is now more than a million dollars richer. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $ 1 . 2 million Monday at a sports-book in Las Vegas.

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Who is James Adducci, the $1.2 million winner who bet on Tiger Woods?


Wisconsin man's wager on Tiger earns him more than $1.2M.
A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters and is now more than a million dollars richer. 

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