Betting to lose in order to win seems to have worked for 34-year-old Sara Lugger who was over 340 pounds when she placed her first bet at a site called DietBet for losing those extra kilos. And now she is a proud winner of $330.
Lugger had struggled with weight gain throughout her life.
She was suffering from ulcerative colitis when she was younger and put on prednisone. Prednisone is a steroid which can cause weight gain if taken for a longer period of time. She had also gone under knife to correct the condition but it turned futile due to her bad eating habits.
DietBet is a website where one can make fast money by betting for losing 4 percent of their body weight for a minimum bet of $5. And the best part is that the person can steadily increase the bet as he/she move into greater weight loss goals.
The website says, nearly $150,000 has been paid out to date.
Lugger had placed a $5 bet that she would lose a certain amount of weight. She says one of her friend also encouraged her in the weight loss journey.
Lugger has now dropped from size 28 to a size 12.