11/14/2016 7:56AM

Jackpot pick six proving attractive


The new pick six rules instituted this meet contributed to a payoff of more than $1 million on Sunday, when a single ticket took down the pick six after no one hit it the first two days of the meet, Friday and Saturday.

Under the new rules, 70 percent of the pool goes to those with six winners. If no one hits six, that money is carried over in the general pool.

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Of the remaining 30 percent, half – 15 percent – is reserved for a single winning pick six ticket, and is referred to as the jackpot carryover.

Entering Sunday’s card, there was a two-day carryover of $203,127 in the general pool, and another $43,527 in the jackpot pool. As a result, a robust $1,225,589 in fresh money was bet into the pick six on Sunday. There was one winning ticket, purchased through the offshore site Racing and Gaming Services, and it paid $1,041,696.60.

The all-sources handle on Sunday’s nine-race card was $11,845,120.