Los Angeles Rams running back Ronnie Rivers is sprinting 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 guest and @RamsNFL player Ronnie Rivers hit the Mega Progressive Jackpot this weekend winning $514,837 on 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 celebrating his and his mom’s birthday, according to Fox5 Vegas. His luck at the poker table earned him almost 70% of his first-year salary, which was $705,000.
A video of the moment it happened was posted on Twitter.
.@RamsNFL RB Ronnie Rivers won half a mill on one hand of 3-card poker
(: IG/@lilronnie_20) pic.twitter.com/7A9XeklxGU
— FanDuel Casino (@FanDuelCasino) February 7, 2023
A man can be heard shouting, “Ronnie!” as a stunned Rivers jumps up from his seat and paces 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