Ex-'Bachelor' contestant stripped of $1M fantasy sports win

Lawrence Kim
January 26, 2020

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"Bachelor" stars Jade Roper Tolbert and her hubby costar, Tanner Tolbert, just lost out on a million bucks from an online betting competition - and it seems things weren't on the up-and-up. according to DraftKings.

Jade Roper-Tolbert, who appeared in "The Bachelor" and "Bachelor in Paradise" television series in 2015, was no longer listed as the victor of DraftKings' "Millionaire Maker" contest, which involved picking a lineup of players from the NFL's four wild-card games. DraftKings opened an investigation shortly after the whispers of collusion began circulating and on Saturday, the company said in a statement it had "updated the standings of several contests".

They say rather ambiguously, "All customers affected by the updated standings will be notified directly". Instead, the big prize went to a person who runs an account named Spclk.

Roper-Tolbert has been regularly playing in DraftKings NFL contests this season, and Tolbert is a prolific fantasy sports player. "We take the integrity and fairness of our DFS contests seriously, and prizes are not paid out until our reviews are complete".

The sports betting company has stripped the reality star, Instagram influencer, podcaster and mother of two of the top fantasy sports prize that she won earlier this month for coming in first place during its Millionaire Maker contest during the wild card weekend of the National Football League playoffs, USA Today reported on Saturday. The two met as contestants on "Bachelor In Paradise" and married in 2016.

"Though we must ponder, would the questions, accusations and curiosity about this win be the same if the victor had been male and someone who wasn't already in the public eye?" he asked, concluding his statement by explaining that her win was "pure luck". Though we must ponder, would the questions, accusations and curiosity about this win be the same if the victor had been male and someone who wasn't already in the public eye?

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