Who Won the Draftstars Big 990?
How a Perth punter turned $1 into $34K by taking out the Draftstars Jackpot!
Last Saturday morning started out just like any other for long-time Draftstars player Matt Robertson. Little did he know his life was about to be turned upside down when he picked his nine fantasy AFL players and submitted his $1 entry into the Draftstars BIG 990 jackpot.
WHAT IS THE BIG 990?
The BIG 990 contest involves picking your best nine players across all the AFL games on a Saturday, within a salary cap of $100,000. Entering a team costs just $1. Every week the prize doesn’t go off, it jackpots, guaranteeing that one lucky Draftstars player will eventually win the massive cash prize.
HOW MUCH DID YOU SAY HE WON?!
By last Saturday, the Big 990 had risen to a staggering $34,112, just in time for Matt (aka Robmannus, for all the Draftstars players out there) to get his $1 entry in and clean-out the whole prize pool for himself.
SO HOW DID HE DO IT?
When asked how he managed to break through the 990 barrier (Matt scored 1,001), Robertson gave some useful insights into his winning strategy. “I like to choose a lot of mid-priced players rather than expensive players, accompanied with cheap players. You need a fair bit of luck as well. I don’t think Gary Rohan will kick 5 goals in a game ever again!”.
WE’RE ALL WONDERING THE SAME THING. WHAT’S HE GOING TO DO WITH THE CASH?
Whether or not Gary Rohan will ever actually snag 5 goals again remains to be seen, but that won’t be Matt’s problem. When asked what his plans were for his massive payday, he shared “I’m planning a holiday to the US at the end of the year to see some sport – NBA and NFL. I’ll be able to upgrade everything now. I might even take a couple of holidays!”.
The Big 990 is back in time for this Saturday, with the prize pool already back up to over $6,000. You can check out Matt’s winning line-up below:
AFL SCORING SYSTEM
Kick = 3 points
Mark = 3 points
Handball = 2 points
Goal = 6 points
Behind = 1 point
Tackle = 4 points
Free Kick For = 1 point
Free Kick Against = -3 points
Hitout = 1 pointAFL, Latest