Re: Pick 5 or Empire 6? (314 Views)
Posted by: Mathcapper
Date: August 07, 2020 02:26AM
> Further enlightenment on the jackpot topic from
> @CHRBMike from three July 27th tweets which are
> entirely from his twitter page.
> (1) The California Horse Racing Board reviewed the
> wagering transactions that led to one account
> holder winning the entire Pick 6 pool Sunday at
> Del Mar on an $8 ticket. The records show that the
> account holder placed 8,613 individual wagers
> totaling $29,652.
> (2) All wagers were placed in batches, the last
> batch approximately 4 minutes before the first leg
> of the Pick 6. All 8,613 wagers used just one
> horse in each race, or using the popular wagering
> terminology, with six singles. However, the
> denominations of those wagers differed.
> (3) Approximately 70 percent were made in the
> traditional $2 increment. The rest were in various
> denominations of $4, $6, $8, $10, $12, $14, $16,
> $24, $26, and $60. The horse that paid $114 and
> triggered the massive payoff ($173,912) was on
> only 1 percent of the 8,613 tickets.
Interesting. Either the rules are different in other venues or I was given bad info last year.
I specifically asked a fellow at one of the NYRA booths at the Spa about whether or not a higher-than-base minimum $.20 ticket like this $8 winning ticket (I used $1 as an example in my question) would count as a single winning ticket or cause the jackpot to carry.
He said he wasn't sure and would have to talk to his supervisor, then got back to me that evening with the following text message:
“Hi Rocky, this is Bill from NYRA. Talked to my supervisor about the $1 Empire 6. He said you would lose the “single winner” chance to take the whole pool if you did this.”