Drew Brees faked being struck by lightning for betting company PointsBet as part of a promotional stunt.

When Brees was filming a PointsBet commercial in Catatumbo, Venezuela (a location known for lightning strikes ) a bolt apparently struck him and knocked the production off kilter.

As of midday Friday, that video is viewed more than one million times. That's what you called a viral content.

Later in the video, Brees confirmed that he was fine and was "buzzing" about the sportsbook's "lightning bets."

Sportsbooks are gaining popularity and fighting for customers as a result of the stunt. Wao! That's something new

There is no doubt in my mind that PointsBet tried something more than usual to get attention among online sports betting sites, Rishe stated.