No one held a unique ticket with the winners of the last six races on the 10-race program. Multiple tickets with the 2-4-3-4-4-3 winning combination were each worth $8,946.94.
There was one ticket alive to take down the million-dollar-plus jackpot heading into the last race. Courage Belongs, a 50-1 long shot, set the pace to the top of the stretch before tiring and finishing off the board.
The Rainbow 6 jackpot was last hit on March 18, when a unique ticket returned $210,973.74.
Should the Rainbow 6 continue to grow, the jackpot pool is likely to climb into the multi-millions when a scheduled mandatory payout is conducted next Saturday, April 25. There was a mandatory payout on April 23, 2011 with a $1.4 million carryover. The total pool that afternoon swelled to $5.1 million after $3.5 million was bet into it.
The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool. Yet, on a mandatory-payout day, the entire pool must be paid out to those bettors with tickets sporting the most winners in the six-race sequence.
The $6.6 million jackpot won by a Palm Beach bettor last May set a national Pick 6 record.
Sunday's six-race sequence will span Races 4-9.