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Drama-filled August Ends With New Jersey Man Winning $30,000

Throughout the history of Streak for the Cash, certain individual streaks have stuck out more than others. August saw one of those streaks pop up where you think, "Hey, this one might actually have a chance to be an all-time great streak." And in this day and age of streak, that means $1 million is a very real possibility. Eduardo A. of Toms River, NJ showed he knew baseball better than most when he reeled off 21 consecutive straight-up MLB wins as part of his eye-popping W29.

Every veteran of Streak knows building a streak on straight up MLB games is almost impossible. Baseball is too unpredictable, and one off night by a pitcher or a team's bats just get hot on a particular day can end it all. Eduardo stared the MLB matchups right in eye and did not blink, and for that 21 straight correct MLB picks alone, he deserves an enormous amount of credit.

Eduardo's $30,000 win did not come easy though. He actually began his month going 0-2 before ripping off 29 straight victories from August 1 to August 26. But the biggest challenge came in the final 24 hours when Zach K.  of Pennsylvania made a last-ditch effort with a W28 and only one day left to make a pick. The trick was Zach only needed to reach a W29 and tie Eduardo to win the $30,000 grand prize, as his entry held a higher win percentage on the month.

The stage was set with the U.S. Open starting on August 31st, but it was a meaningless MLB game (from a playoff perspective) between the Braves and Marlins that drew the attention of us here at Streak HQ to do some scoreboard watching. Zach was rolling with the Georgia side of the Florida-Georgia Line connection, but Atlanta could muster up little offense, and the fish from Florida won with a 4-0 shutout.

Although Eduardo did not win the $1 million, a $30,000 paycheck in one month for playing free is a nice little consolation prize. Congrats to Eduardo and everyone who put together some impressive streaks in August. All in all, fans needed a W20 just to crack the top-100 on the overall leaderboard, and an insane W25 to find yourself a place in the top-10.

The "Most Wins" contest was a convincing victory by Richard L. of Boulder, CO. He amassed 128 wins in August, and held a 5-game lead heading into the final day of the month. Historically, a 5-game lead heading into the final day is basically like the victory lap on the Champs-Elysees at the Tour de France for the Yellow Jersey.

Richard's final record in August was 128-85-2 (.601), while our runner-up bagged 125 and four Streakers finished in a 4-way tie for 3rd place.

If you achieved at least a W10 in July once again be on the lookout for an email from us over the next week or so as 100 random winners will each be awarded 100 Winner's Circle points. Those points can be used to purchase some awesome prizes here so be sure not to miss out if you're one of the lucky ones. Also, if you finished ahead of the StreakMaster in the "Beat The StreakMaster" Group be sure to check your email over the next week here to see if you are 1 of the lucky 20 to be randomly drawn to win a sweet "I Beat The StreakMaster" t-shirt. Good luck in September everyone!