Churchill Downs bettor turns 20-cent bet into $328k

A bettor at Churchill Downs turned a 20-cent wager into a $328,146 pay out on Thanksgiving Day.

TwinSpires, which is owned by Churchill Downs, said Friday that a customer placed a total of $2 on “Pick 6” tickets, which require winning six consecutive races to cash in. One of the bettor’s 20-cent tickets correctly picked the winner of each of the final six races of the day, resulting in the big pay out.



The winning numbers were 6-5-9-3-1-4.

“It’s incredible that this player was able to hit this massive win with a straight 20 cent ticket,” said TwinSpires handicapper Ed DeRosa.

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“People often play thousands of different combinations in a Pick 6 wager, so this player can thank his lucky stars he’s been able to turn two dimes into a life-changing windfall.”

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)