Friday, February 28

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Michigan resident wins $60,000 in February with the Highest Streak of All-time

February is one of the coldest months of the year, but here at Streak things started off hot and never cooled down from day one. Ten different entries racked up winning streaks of 25 or More, including the eventual $60,000 winner as Duke Y. of Comstock Park, MI set the record for the highest Streak of all-time, an unbelievable W35. A few details about the record setting streak; it began on February 6th and lasted until the final day of the month February 28th, the streak is remarkably still active and only ends because the month has come to a close, seven different sports were picked during the run and it also barely survived after Michel Mulder edged fellow countryman Jan Smeekens by 1/1000th of a second for the Gold in the 500m Olympic Speed Skating event back on February 10th. Congratulations to Duke for going down in Streak legend and besting over five million others throughout the years.

The "Most Wins" competition was as intense as any in recent memory, and now with the new and improved $10,000 prize on the line it's only fitting that such high drama surrounded the contest in its final hours this month. Jon R. of Charlotte, NC had a three win lead over closest competitor Max C. of Buffalo Grove, IL at the start of the day, but simply put February 28th, 2014 wasn't Jon's day. He ended February on a month-worse L7, forfeiting a Cavaliers over Jazz pick in the 1st Quarter that would have ended up winning him the $10,000 for a chance to take the final prop of the month after the Jazz got off to an early lead. Now tied at 124 wins, he owned the tiebreaker of best winning percentage and needed to either select the same thing as Max or to win the prop; either option would have ensured him the prize. On the Warriors @ Knicks 3rd Quarter total Points o/u prop Jon ended up taking 51 or Fewer (the vegas favorite as their line was 49) and Max took 52 or More. When 54 points were scored Max had completed a highly improbable comeback at the hands of an epic and unfortunate collapse by someone who otherwise had an incredible month. Congratulations to Max on sweating it out and taking home the cash! Good luck in March to everyone and thank you as always for your continued dedication to ESPN Fantasy!