05/05/2010 11:00PM

Churchill pick six pays $21K; super high five $30K


LOUISVILLE, Ky.- The pick six fell Thursday at Churchill Downs after more than $3.1 million was wagered into it, while the super high five also was hit.

A winning $2 pick six ticket was worth $21,317.80, with the winning numbers in the sequence being 5-2-6-8-5-10. Churchill officials reported 134 perfect tickets being sold, with 11 of them sold ontrack. Tickets with 5 of 6 paid $171.60.

The super high five returned $30,912 for a $1 wager. Twenty winners were sold, one ontrack.

Contested on races 5 through 10, the $2-minimum pick six started Thursday with a carryover of $947,641 left over from last Saturday, Kentucky Derby Day. Another $3,138,615 was bet Thursday, meaning after the 19-percent takeout on those wagers, then 25 percent of that remainder being allocated to tickets with 5 of 6, the total pool split among perfect tickets was more than $2.85 million. Into the last race, every possibility was covered.

Meanwhile, the super high five was contested on the last race of the day with a carryover of $147,055 going in. First-time starter Necaise ($15) prevailed in a full field of 12 for jockey Julien Leparoux and trainer Greg Foley, starting the winning sequence of 10-1-3-7-11. Another $586,655 was bet into the super high five Thursday.