So, say you're a successful young fellow that runs a successful real estate business in New York, and you've been a Giants fan your entire life. You go to Vegas, and you've got $1,000 just burning a hole in your pocket. What do you do with it?
Well, if you're 24-year old Jona Rechnitz, you head to the MGM Grand and throw it down on the first score of Super Bowl XLVI being a safety. He got 50-to-1 odds on his bet.
Jona cashed in on his bet, and took home $50,000 as a result. You can understand the long odds when you figure that there have only been seven safeties in Super Bowl history at all, and only twice has it been the first score of a game (the other time being Super Bowl IX).
On the bright side, however, it turns out that Mr. Rechnitz is going to take his winnings from the bet and donate them to charity. . .including a donation to a charity of Tom Brady's choice, according to TMZ.
Jona tells us, he plans to donate $5,000 to Tom's charity of choice -- in the hopes Tom and the Pats will match it -- and $5,000 to the charities of choice for the Giants defensive linemen who made the safety play. Jona also wants to take Tom out for an all-expenses-paid falafel dinner.
As for the rest, Jona says he plans to divide up the balance after taxes ... and donate it to a bunch of charities benefiting the less fortunate.
Well played, sir.