Scott Ball thought he’d won one of the many $1,000 min-pay bounties instead of the $1 million he won in a mystery bounty tournament. Ball was told by others that he had won the big prize. Ball’s million-dollar lottery draw is the largest prize he’s won in poker to date. He earned more than half a million dollars as the winner of the NLH 6-Max event.
Scott Ball’s Day 2 action in the Million Dollar Mystery Bounty event turned out to be one of the best days of his life, though he didn’t realize it at the time. Ball thought he had won one of the many $1,000 min-pay bounties when he collected the event’s top bounty just a short while into Day 2 play.
Bell was told by other people that he had won the big prize. The $1 million mystery bounty was claimed in the first minutes of the day, according to a post on the website.
It took a little while for someone to connect the account to Ball. Kevin Rob Martin, a participant in the event, posted on the social networking site. The Million is already gone on theGGPoker mystery bounty. The image of bounties already awarded was posted by Martin, and it showed Ball’s ItsRumcake account as having collected the top $1 millionPayout.
Ball, who is most known in the poker world as the winner of two bracelets at the 2021 World Series of Poker and the winner of the VELO NO LIMITS leaderboard race, scored a one-time bonus that was restricted to no-limit events exclusively.
Ball didn’t know about his good fortune on Tuesday. Phil Nagy, the head of Americas Cardroom, has to inform Ball that he won a million dollars instead of a thousand.
Ball’s million-dollar lottery draw is the largest prize he’s won in poker to date, though it won’t be recorded in any official poker results databases. It is nearly double the amount of money he earned as the winner of the NLH 6-Max event, his largest recorded tournament cash, and more than both of his bracelet-victory cashes combined.
Several commenters brought up luckbox Matt Glantz, who won the $1 top bounty in the World Series of Poker live mystery bounty tourney last July. Glantz’s big prize included its own unusual twist, in that Glantz hadn’t even planned on playing that live event but was talked into it at the last minute, like Ball’s stroke of great fortune.