Publish Date: 30/05/2021
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
Some things just happen once in a lifetime. One of those things occurred this weekend when an online gambler won the real long shot – playing a high-odds Pick 5 for the greatest overall win in horse racing history.
A Pick 5 requires you to select the winners of five different races in one day. An online gambler was paying attention to the races as Gulfstream Park in Florida. While no fans were allowed at the track, the venue itself was allowed to keep racing horses with people simply watching the races on streaming from home.
One gambler made a 50-cent Pick 5 bet at incredible odds. Three of the five winners he bet on had odds of 70 to 1, 36 to 1 and 26 to 1. The entire odds of his or her bet coming through were estimated to be 1,050,000 to 1.
He or she must have been excited when the results started coming in. They won the first race, they won the second race, they won the third and fourth race. And then finally the fifth race came in a winner.
Their 50-cent bet ended up paying off $524,966.60. That's by far the biggest horse racing track win in history off of a bet of that size. We are pretty sure that the online gambler is feeling pretty lucky right now.
It goes to show that even though you can't go to the track you can make horse race bets from home and they can turn into real winners. You don't even have to bet that much if you can find the right bet and take it all the way.
We congratulate this winner and hope to see more like them as this coronavirus quarantine continues.
Image by Clarence Alford from Pixabay
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