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Giants fan who bet on safety to donate winnings

Updated: February 7, 2012, 1:43 PM ET
By Sarah Phillips

Bettors in Nevada wagered upwards of $93.8 million on Super Bowl XLVI in hopes of striking it rich, and 28-year-old Jona Rechnitz, owner of JSR Capital in New York, was fortunate to live every gambler's dream.

At the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Rechnitz bet $1,000 at 50-to-1 odds that the first score of Super Bowl XLVI would be a Giants safety. "My friends thought I was crazy," Rechnitz told Page 2. "To be honest, I actually thought I was crazy, too."

Rechnitz was very aware ...

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