Mandatory Payout of the Carryover Jackpot Pool Set for Saturday
Thursday’s Super Hi-5 Offers a $26,227 Carryover
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The countdown to Saturday’s mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover continued at Gulfstream Park Wednesday, when the innovative jackpot wager went unsolved for the 25th consecutive racing day.
The carryover jackpot will stand at $1,270,551.12 for Thursday’s eight-race program, during which the Rainbow 6 six-race sequence will span Races 3-8.
Multiple tickets with the winner with the 2-2-9-4-3-10 combination were sold, each worth $89,835.78.
Going into Wednesday’s last race, there was one ticket alive to take down a $1,450,222.70 jackpot, needing No. 2 Gentle Cat to upset his 12 rivals. The long shot faded after showing brief speed.
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.
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 expected to climb into the multi-millions for the mandatory payout. When a $1.4 million carryover was forced out on April 23, 2011, the total pool that afternoon swelled to $5.1 million after $3.5 million was bet into it.
However, the ever-growing carryover will continue to be available to any bettor lucky enough to hold a unique ticket with all six winners.
On the day before a scheduled mandatory payout last May, a Palm Beach bettor cracked the Rainbow 6 jackpot for $6.6 million, a national record for all Pick 6 wagers.
In addition to the Rainbow 6 carryover, there will be a $26,227.09 carryover for the Super Hi-5 in Thursday’s last race.