The wager, called the Grand Canyon Pick Six, not only requires the bettor to correctly select the winners of six consecutive races but also that the bettor be the only one with the winning ticket. The winning horseplayer is based in Nevada.
When there is no single winning ticket, a carryover pool is generated and keeps rolling over until a single winning ticket occurs. The carryover pool had been rolling over for the past 26 race days until being hit for $349,690 Monday.
The winning horses and their win prices of the races 3 thru 8 which comprise the Grand Canyon Pick Six were: Jazz Night ($37.60), Parliamentarian ($7.60), Love of Art ($12.60), Peacock Cowboy ($8.40), Masterful Stride ($31.20) and Famous Rock Star ($3.40). The winning numbers were 3-2-8-7-11-1. The minimum wager for the Grand Canyon Pick 6 is 20 cents.
Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “The excitement has been building for weeks as the jackpot grew but we finally have a winner who possessed the right combination of skill and luck.”
The payout comes just days before tickets go on sale for Turf Paradise’s Kentucky Derby Party. The Phoenix track will begin accepting reservations April 1st for its one of a kind Derby Party that lets fans watch and wager on the Derby and also enjoy and wager on live local horseracing. The Turf Paradise Kentucky Derby Party takes place May 4th. For more information click here.
Turf Paradise is Arizona’s first sports franchise, and has operated continuously at the same location at 19th Ave and Bell since 1956. It offers one of the longest racing seasons in the United States thanks to Arizona’s great weather. Through Off Track Betting networks its races are viewed at OTB locations all over the United States and worldwide.