They say patience is a virtue and it could certainly pay off for one punter, who will be nervously awaiting the result of Monday morning's World Cup final.
After placing $17 on a 10-leg multi in November they'll collect $7,206.60 if France can overcome Croatia and lift the trophy in Moscow.
The bet spanned across five different sports and eight competitions, with the first leg coming in on November 26 when Jamie Whincup capitalised on Kiwi Scott McLaughlin's misfortune to claim the 2017 Supercars Drivers Championship ($1.60).
That was followed by Australia winning the Rugby League World Cup ($1.20) and the New England Patriots ($2.25) and Philadelphia Eagles ($3.40) winning their respective conferences in the NFL.
They also correctly picked both conference winners in the NBA backing the Golden State Warriors at $1.30 and the Cleveland Cavaliers at $1.60 as well as the winners of three European football leagues, the English Premier League (Manchester City, $1.15), Spain's La Liga (Barcelona, $1.30) and the Dutch Eredivisie (PSV Eindhoven, $1.50).
At the time of placing the bet France were paying $6 to triumph in Russia, they have moved into $1.42 following Croatia's extra-time win over England this morning. Croatia, who have played extra time in their last three matches, are paying $2.70 to lift the trophy.
$17 Multi to return $7,206.60
Australia to win Rugby League World Cup at $1.20
Jamie Whincup to win V8 Supercars Championship at $1.65
New England Patriots to win AFC at $2.25
Philadelphia Eagles to win NFC at $3.40
Manchester City to win English Premier League at $1.15
Cleveland Cavaliers to win NBA Eastern Conference at $1.60
Golden State Warriors to win NBA Western Conference at $1.30
PSV Eindhoven to win Dutch Eredivisie at $1.50
Barcelona to win La Liga at $1.30
France to win World Cup at $6
Other notable World Cup Bets
21 June - $300 on Croatia v France final at $21 won $6300
1 July - $300 on Croatia v France final at $17 won $5100
20 June - $200 on Croatia to win outright at $26 could return $5200
12 July -$2825 on Croatia to win outright at $6 to return $16950