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It's only 18 February and I think we've already found the luckiest man of 2017 - and no, it's not John Goehrke who managed to get himself a date with Eugenie Bouchard, but it does involve a bet.
He was filmed while putting a towering stack of chips (worth $100,000) onto number 32; he can then be seen casually sipping his wine as the camera scans the crowd. Just moments later the croupier is heard announcing the box number: 32.
And the lucky bastard wins $3.5 million.
The man can then be seen celebrating with his pals - I bet he found himself a whole bunch of 'new friends' that evening, too.
He didn't even need the money, because the man in the clip is reported by the Daily Mail to be Pedro Grendene Bartelle, a Brazilian businessman and the nephew of billionaire Alexandre Grendene Bartelle, who co-founded Grendene, the world's largest manufacturer of sandals.
Grendene, which produces Havaianas flip flops, has resulted in Alexandre amassing a net worth of $2.1 billion. So I doubt he'll be expecting a few quid from his nephew.
And it's not just his family's wealth he can enjoy - Pedro is a successful businessman in his own right. He is currently the president of Vulcabras-Azaleia, which is the third largest footwear company in Latin America, behind a company called Brazilians Alpargatas and, of course, his uncle's.
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