Rams from Los Angeles running back Ronnie Rivers sprints all the way to the bank – on his birthday no less.
Over the weekend, the NFL rookie hit the “Mega Progressive Jackpot” at a 3-card poker table at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, winning a cool $514,837.
.@CaesarsRewards guests @RamsNFL player Ronnie Rivers hit the Mega Progressive Jackpot this weekend and won $514,837 playing 3 card poker!
21+. Gambling problem? Call 800-522-4700. pic.twitter.com/EVjQISUiUG
— Caesars Palace (@CaesarsPalace) February 6, 2023
Rivers, an undrafted player from Fresno State, was in town to celebrate his and his mother’s birthday, according to Fox5Vegas. His luck at the poker table earned him nearly 70% of his freshman salary $705,000.
A video was posted on Twitter of the moment when it happened.
.@RamsNFL RB Ronnie Rivers won half a million in one hand in three card poker
(: IG/@lilronnie_20) pic.twitter.com/7A9XeklxGU
— FanDuel Casino (@FanDuelCasino) February 7, 2023
A man can be heard yelling, “Ronnie!” as a stunned Rivers jumps up from his chair and walks around the table.
Later, Rivers took to Twitter to thank the man upstairs for his good fortune.
God is great https://t.co/72U8jpr42d
— Ronnie Rivers (@lilronnie_20) February 6, 2023