Rainbow 6 Riches to Reach Record Near $15 Million on Final Day at Gulfstream Park
The Rainbow 6 jackpot has a mandatory payout Saturday with a $4,503,332 carryover following Friday’s 52nd straight racing day without a lone winning ticket. Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 could grow to nearly $15 million according to industry experts as fans take their final shot at the big jackpot.
A total of $673,828 was wagered into the Rainbow 6 Friday, when multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $5,313.56.
The atmosphere at Gulfstream will be electric Saturday as fans flood the windows and bettors across the country pile on the jackpot pool with a potentially monster payday looming for those that can navigate through the sequence in races seven through 12.
Hitting the big payout will be a tough task with an average of over 13 entrants per race. Saturday’s Rainbow 6 sequence covers Races 7-12, which will include the $75,000 Sanibel Island Stakes in the 11th race. The $75,000 Cutler Bay will be contested in the fifth race of the 12-race card.
In the Rainbow 6, the carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. Otherwise, a consolation is paid out with 70 percent of that day’s pool paid to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.
However, the single-ticket rule doesn’t apply on the final day of the racing season, so a mandatory payout of everything in the pool will happen March 26. With the Rainbow 6 cost of just 20-cents, many race fans will tap out on tickets and pour money into the pool hoping for Rainbow 6 riches.
The Rainbow 6 last paid off Jan. 13, when one bettor hit for $76,799.38. The largest payout of the current Championship Meet was $262,634.84 on Jan. 7. The Rainbow 6 produced a record payoff of $6.6 million for a Palm Beach bettor on May 25, 2014.