We broke the books! A 420-1 ticket gets our accounts suspended

By ROY LANG III, Journal Sports

Jorge Fernandez-Valdes has cemented his face on the Mount Rushmore of Lang’s Locks. The young star from Argentina drained a long birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff on the Korn Ferry Tour that secured a victory and the biggest payoff in the history of the Locks.

Fernandez-Valdes hit the wire as a 420-1 longshot and pushed our staggering profit over 90 units for the first five months of the year.

After I watched the playoff in a car on the way back from a Taylor Swift concert in Chicago, I logged into my FanDuel account only to see it had been “suspended.”

Here is the message I received: “There has been a routine check on your account in accordance with state regulations and guidelines. Your account

is under review and someone from the Accounts Team will be reaching out. Within 72 hours you will either be informed on the results of the check and instructions on next steps OR your account will be reactivated with no notice.

“To elaborate, your state regulatory body requires a standard compliance check for all wagers that are defined as ‘big wins.’ Such wins are defined as those that exceed a $600 payout and/or are paid out at odds of 300-1.”

More than 24 hours later, the account was restored. Apparently, the investigation showed there was clearly no wrongdoing, but we’re just that good!

Seeing the messages from those who were on board was amazing. I’ve never recommended a bet I don’t make myself, and seeing others prosper is the best part of this.

The Locks will soon have another home, but what an impact we’ve had in less than 18 months. Our total profit is more than 190 units. We’ve done our job! 


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Last week: +40.4 units

2023 season: +90.9 units

2023 ROI: 97.8 percent

2022 season: +101 units 




Win bet

Aaron Rai, .1 unit, +10000 (FD) 

Top 20 bets

Akshay Bhatia, .5 units, +400 (BS/BR)

Jake Knapp, .4 units, +750 (DK)

Kevin Tway, .4 units, +850 (DK)

Greyson Sigg, .3 units, +700 (DK)

Contact Roy at roylangiii@yahoo.com or on Twitter @RoyLangiii