03/13/2015 3:18PM

Winning Rainbow 6 ticket comes from TwinSpires Portland hub


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The Rainbow 6 jackpot was emptied for a seven-figure score Thursday when a customer betting through the TwinSpires hub in Portland, Ore., won $1,079,444.

The winning ticket cost $336 (or 1,680 combinations at 20 cents apiece), according to the Gulfstream mutuels department. The Twitter feed for TwinSpires reported that the winner actually bet two tickets, with the other costing $440, and nearly $270,000 in federal taxes were withheld.

The winning numbers were 7-4-7-3-1-1, with their respective odds being 5-2, 6-5, 5-2, 19-1, 25-1, and 2-1.

The Rainbow 6 had not been hit by a solo winner in 18 racing days, since Feb. 12. Another $289,621 was bet Thursday atop a carryover of $847,840.

A national pick six record was established here last May 25, when the jackpot reached $6.6 million, with Daniel Borislow sweeping the pool. Borislow died from a heart attack two months later.

Ed DeRosa More than 1 year ago
More information on the winning bettor--he had also hit last month at Santa Anita for $188k! http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2015/3/13/twinspires-player-sharp-worlds-hottest-gambler-right-now
tommy More than 1 year ago
They fool you!! My friend won the pick 6 this week and couldn't even touch the one million dollar pool because there were many winners. So if you win, why don't you get the carry over?? He called gulfstream and they told him in order to get the carryover , you need to be he only winner. If there were 5 winners, then you can't touch the carryover pool!!
Vince Piscitelli More than 1 year ago
Tommy, have him contact me. I will make sure he gets the full million. Vince P
stockmann9914 . More than 1 year ago
Federal taxes, why? If he would bet from Woodbine he would have payed ZERO! TAxes on a bet that is already taxed.
Joseph Giambra More than 1 year ago
US citizens can not open an off track account in Canada anymore even those living in border towns such as Buffalo, Detroit and others, but they can cross the border and wager at a Canadian outlet and not be subject to the withholding.