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To the tune of $1.25 million, Drake bets big on ‘the family’ before the Super Bowl

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Drake is betting big on the Los Angeles Rams and Odell Beckham Jr. this weekend.
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Drake is all-in on the big game, and he’s not hiding his allegiances.

On Thursday night, the “Way 2 Sexy” rapper hopped on Instagram to share his bets for the 2022 Super Bowl. He went big, putting $1.25 million on the Rams and their superstar wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr.

According to the screenshots, which list bets in Canadian dollars, he’s got $470,784 worth of Bitcoin on the Los Angeles Rams beating the Cincinnati Bengals, and would stand to receive $843,488 if his bet hits.

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He’s got even more money on his friend Beckham. Drake placed two $392,320 bets that Beckham Jr. would have more than 62.5 receiving yards and at least one touchdown. He’d rake in $710,099 and $1,075,000 if he’s correct on those two, respectively.

“All bets are in on the family,” Drake captioned Thursday’s Instagram post, to which Beckham replied, “It’s time.”

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“People who are close to me are like, ‘Bro, it’s just crazy to see how the narratives have changed,’” Beckham said during a Super Bowl media day on Monday. “I’ve definitely watched and heard and witnessed it all change, and it’s just a testimony to staying down, staying humble, stay in your faith, bro.”

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If you care more about the music than football, you can tune in to the halftime show to see Dr. Dre’s performance alongside Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar. And country artist Mickey Guyton will be singing the national anthem.

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