A little background. Draftkings decided to get into the NFT marketplace. Their first foray into it started Wednesday where they had 5 Drops of Tom Brady NFT’s ranging for $12 to $100 to purchase. All sold out. People relisted in the market place and were able to sell them at 15x+ their initial investment. Friday (today) they had 5 more drops of rarer Tom Brady Signature NFT’s. All with 100 or less in each drop. You join a que 30 min prior and were assigned a random number at the time of the drop and if you were one of the lucky ones to be assigned a low number you could buy one. There were roughly 30k people in the que for each drop. Here is where it doesn’t add up. And I only went back as far as the Emerald Drop
The Tom Brady Signature Emerald Collection issued only 50 NFT’s. $500 to purchase if you got numbers 1-50. Sapphire Drop was next with only 25 NFT’s
$750 and Ruby Drop with 12 NFT's $1500. Around 30k people were in each que. The numbers were assigned thru a random number generator for all the people in the que. Whether you got in the que 30min or 1min prior to the drop you all had an equal chance. If you were assigned a low number to be first in line you can purchase i.e. you needed to be number 1 thru 12 to get the Ruby. Basically it was free money if you were lucky enough to win because people were flipping them in the marketplace for $8k for the Emerald cards up to $150k for the Ruby just minutes after the drop concluded. Emerald you had about a 0.0016 chance to win. Ruby about 0.0004. Long long long odds but awesome if you win.
So here is the rub. After the drop is complete you can check the Draftkings screen names of everyone who won. I start scanning the names on Rotogrinders to check their playing history. I figure they have some history on DFS and a few would show up. Nothing. I found two out of 30. Everyone was a ghost. It didnt make sense so i dug in deeper. I see that
alexdotlee won card #12/50 in the Emerald. Huge odds but awesome for him. But then I see that he won #16/25 in the Sapphire. I'm like what? That is almost impossible. Im not math major so I will someone else do the odds. Then another one shows up. Proudmoolie wins #29/50 in the Emerald drop. Then #4/25 in the Sapphire drop. WTF? Out of 30k people in the que they won both??? Thats like hitting a royal flush 5x in a row. Then there is @sweetbabynicco. This cowboy managed to get a low enough number to get the Emerald, Sapphire, and the Ruby. Its impossible. Literally impossible without a hack to the RNG. A snowballs chance in hell. Someone give me the math on that. I believe this was on the Poly network that just got hacked for 660mil.
This isn’t good for DK. I guarantee you will see more news come out once people dig into this further.
- Last Updated 4 months ago