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Nic Manion goes on shopping spree after WSOP Main Event win

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Nic Manion goes on shopping spree after WSOP Main Event win

You’re used to earning around $30,000 a year – certainly a shoestring budget in today’s economy. Out of nowhere, you finish fourth in a major poker tournament, earning over $2.8 million. What do you do with the new-found cash? If you’re Nic Manion you head to the nearest car dealership and buy a little muscle.

After Manion took fourth in the WSOP Main Event, the Detroit, MI native not-so-patiently waited for his payday. Once the WSOP wired his winnings to his account, he went out and purchased a 2019 Corvette Z06. Deciding he needed a few more wheels, he also purchased a 2018 Chevy Silverado Duramax LTZ truck. According to Chevy, the vehicles have a combined sticker price of around $126,195. Having a pickup truck means you have to pull something, so he also bought a $39,000 Cherokee Wolf Pack Hauler Trailer.

Manion told the Detroit News that his purchases weren’t selfish. He said, “We’ve always went [sic] to the [Upper Peninsula] camping and stuff,” he told The Detroit News. “And my parents can now travel and use this stuff whenever, and my sister, her husband and their 2-year-old. So, it’s not just for me, but a family investment thing.”

While his win was certainly impressive – especially considering he had only won $16,000 in tournament action prior to his big day – he doesn’t get to keep it all. He has to give Uncle Sam his cut, and also owes 50% to Jeremy Martin, who backed him during the big game. Additionally, 3.5% will go to two other minimal investors.

Regardless, it is still an incredible bank for Manion. Hopefully, he will be smart and invest a sizeable amount so he has something for the future.

Bob

Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.