Updated on 09/17/2011 1:53PM

$1.12M pick six a record

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The largest payout in the 18-year history of the pick six wager in New York was paid on Saturday at Aqueduct with two winning tickets worth $1,120,287 each.

Saturday's pick six included a near-record carryover of $761,021. The amount wagered into the pick-six pool on Saturday - $2,630,316 - was a non-Breeders' Cup record at a New York track.

The previous record for a pick-six payoff in New York was $767,998 at Aqueduct on April 9, 1990. The pick six was first bet in New York on Sept. 4, 1985 at Belmont Park.

One of Saturday's winning tickets belonged to J. Randy Gallo, who made the bet through the Bettor Racing OTB, which he owns in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The other ticket was purchased at Los Alamitos in Southern California.

Not one favorite won in Saturday's pick six sequence, and each winner paid double digits. The winning sequence was 8-10-6-3-6-10. The winners were Coined for Success ($18.60), Hornshope ($11.60), Our Tune ($25), A One Rocket ($14.60), Austin's Mom ($25), and Hot as a Pistol ($14.80).

There were 104 consolation tickets with five correct winners, each of which paid $4,742.

Because of arctic temperatures, Saturday was the first day racing was held in New York since Wednesday. Before Saturday, the last time the pick six pool was paid out was on Jan. 4.