TAB's One Shot at $5 million competition over
If proof was ever needed New Zealanders know nothing about football and should stick to rugby, the TAB has it.
The betting agency's One shot competition, where punters could win $5 million by correctly picking the winner of each of the 64 Football World Cup games, is over.
Defending champion Spain's elimination from the tournament after a surprise loss to Chile today was expected to upset more than a few bets, but any chance at winning the big one was already dashed, just 13 games into the tournament.
All 33,360 entrants in the One Shot at $5 million competition were out of the running by the time Iran drew with Nigeria on Monday. Only six remained by that point, none of whom picked the scoreless match.
Punters are still eligible for five prizes of $1000 for the top-five most-accurate picks.
ONE SHOT AT $5 MILLION
Here's how they fell -
- Game 1, Brazil 3-1 Croatia: 6763 eliminated/26,867 live
- Game 2, Mexico 1-0 Cameroon: 11,179 eliminated/15,688 live
- Game 3, Spain 1-5 Netherlands: 13,897 eliminated/1,791 live
- Game 4, Chile 3-1 Australia: 684 eliminated/1,107 live
- Game 5, Colombia 3-0 Greece: 523 eliminated/584 live
- Game 6, Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica: 531 eliminated/55 live
- Game 7, England 1-2 Italy: 25 eliminated/30 live
- Game 8, Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan: 16 eliminated/14 live
- Game 9, Switzerland v Ecuador 2-1: 8 Eliminated/6 live
- Game 10, France v Honduras 3-0: 0 Eliminated/6 live
- Game 11, Argentina v Bosnia 2-1: 0 Eliminated/6 live
- Game 12, Germany v Portugal 4-0: 0 Eliminated/6 live
- Game 13, Iran v Nigeria 0-0: 6 Eliminated/ 0 live