08/09/2013 6:42PM

Louisiana Downs super pick five jackpot hit for $889K


The super pick five jackpot at Louisiana Downs was hit on Friday, paying $889,726. The jackpot only pays out if there is a single ticket with five winners.

The wager, which runs on the final five races on the program, had last been solved on June 27.

There was an $810,339 carryover into the card, and another $105,848 was bet into the pool Friday, said Trent McIntosh, director of racing operations for Louisiana Downs.

“It was great to have a pool that size for the time that it lasted, and some lucky guy just made a life-changing bet,” said McIntosh. 

Officials on Friday were working to determine the site at which the winning ticket was purchased.

The bet has a 50-cent minimum. There were three triple-digit winners during the sequence on Friday, including a $72 horse in the eighth race. The bet ran on the sixth through 10th races. The winning combination was 2-9-6-11-5.

The winning horses and payoffs were Fatty Langbein($4) in the sixth; It Is the Way ($7) in the seventh; Michael’s Gabriel ($72.40) in the eighth; Chicola ($26.40) in the ninth; and Lydgate’s Twinkle ($23) in the 10th.