7:17 AM PT -- 2/10 A rep for the betting site Bovada tells TMZ Sports the company has launched an investigation into the claims -- and DID "identify some betting irregularities on our Super Bowl prop ‘Will a fan run onto the field during the game?'"
As a result, Bovada says it will refund all losing bets on the streaker wager -- along with "all those 'YES' wagers we’ve determined to have had no part in the betting irregularities."
The implication from the statement is Bovada could nullify wagers connected to the pre-meditated stunt -- which would mean they would NOT get paid.
"We’ll be reaching out to all those players impacted by this event shortly."
Okay, maybe the Super Bowl streaker deserves a little more credit than we thought ...
Yuri Andrade -- the man who broke onto the field while wearing a pink thong bathing suit -- says he came up with the idea for the stunt after seeing a prop bet that offered GREAT ODDS if someone actually ran onto the field during the SB55.
Andrade explained the whole thing during an interview with WILD 94.1-- saying the gambling website Bovada offered +750 odds ($100 bet pays $750) so he decided to take matters into his own hands.
He called up everyone he knew and had them BET on someone storming the field -- then he got tickets to the game and recruited a buddy to serve as a decoy.
Andrade says once security was distracted by his pal -- he ran onto the field ... and the rest is history.
The 31-year-old says he also sent someone to Vegas to make the prop bet at a sportsbook there -- but he didn't identify which book took the action.
Bottom line ... Andrade says he walked away with $370,000 in profit!!