Two singles were alive to take down the entire jackpot in the wager’s final leg, but neither He’s Spectacular nor Angel’s Sea could claim victory, though Angel’s Sea would come close, finishing a clear second to the Florida-bred Discreet Ed. That gelding’s victory resulted in multiple ticketholders cashing in on $6,219.36 for correctly selecting the winners of the third through eighth races on the card. The winning sequence for the 20-cent base wager was 1-3-5-1-1-8.
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 wager was last hit on May 22, when a $1.09 million mandatory payout resulted in multiple winning tickets worth $36,652.54.
There will be another mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6, as well as the Pick 5 and Super Hi-5 wagers, on Sunday, June 28. When there is a mandatory payout, a bettor doesn’t necessarily have to hold a unique ticket with all six winners to grab a share of the mandatory carryover pool. Instead, all bettors holding tickets with the most winners in the six-race sequence will share in the entire pool that day. If the Rainbow 6 is not hit before the mandatory payout, the pool could total in the millions.