How a $2 bet turned into an astonishing $891K on the Santa Anita Pick 6

June 11, 2017
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One bettor hit a life-changing score of $891,568.80 as the Jackpot Pick 6 was hit at Santa Anita on Saturday.

The ticket was alive on 4-1 shot Fly To Mars in race 11.

The Jackpot Pick 6 continues to build until a single ticket hits the pool. Coming into the day, there was a carryover of $534,469

The rule: The “unique” share, which is 15% of the day’s pool, will be paid if only one ticket holder correctly selected the winner in all 6 races. If no or multiple tickets correctly selected the winner in all 6 races, the “unique” share will carry over to the next day. “Unique” means that there is one and only one winning ticket that correctly selected the winner in each of the Pick 6 contests.

In the 11th race at the Southern California track, Fly To Mars outdueled odds-on favorite Lucky With You through the stretch and the Jackpot had been hit.

The horses that comprised the Pick 6 paid $17.40, $16.40, $12.80, $8.40, $14.40 and the $10 win in races 6-11, respectively.

Individually, none of them were impossible to hit, but the combination of victories led to one bettor hitting a mega-score.

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