It was a happy Memorial Day for multiple ticket-holders who each cashed for $14,231.16 following a mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 Monday at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md.
Hit during Opening Day, May 9, the Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the final 11 racing days of the Preakness meet. A total of $1,192,426 was bet into the popular multi-race wager Monday on top of a carryover of $261,773.73 from Sunday's program.
The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On days when there is no unique ticket, 60 percent of that day's pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 40 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.
However, on days when a mandatory payout is scheduled, the entire Rainbow 6 pool is paid out to all those holding tickets with the most winners.
Other mandatory payouts Monday came in the 50-cent Late Pick 5 ($8,215.55) and $1 Super Hi-5 ($116.20).
Maryland's state-record Pick 6 carryover is $345,898.33, reached heading into the April 15, 2018, program at Laurel Park. It was solved that day by a single bettor for a jackpot payout of $399,545.94.
The Rainbow 6 begins anew with the start of Laurel Park's summer meet Friday, May 31. The sequence spans Races 4-9 and includes three races scheduled for Laurel's world-class turf course which attracted a total of 36 entries, an average of 12 starters per race. First race post time is 1:10 p.m.
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