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RAINBOW 6 MANDATORY SUN

HRI EDITED RELEASE — With Sunday’s scheduled mandatory payout looming, the 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 47th racing day in a row Thursday at Gulfstream Park. Rainbow 6 betting on Friday’s 2:15 p.m. twilight program will start with a $1,965,546.90 carryover jackpot.

Multiple tickets with all six winners Thursday were each worth $17,992.58.

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, 70 percent of that day’s pool goes back to those bettors holding tickets with the most winners, while 30 percent is carried over to the jackpot pool.

The Rainbow 6 was last dispersed July 6 when one lucky bettor cashed a $173,583.90 jackpot payoff.

The carryover jackpot stood at $1,903,858.03 at the start of Rainbow 6 wagering Thursday, when a total of $257,140 was bet into the multi-race pool.

A mandatory payout for the Rainbow 6, as well as the Late Pick 5 and last-race Super Hi-5, has been scheduled for Sunday, the closing day of the Summer Meet. If no one hits the Rainbow 6 through Saturday, the pool could be as high as $10 million Sunday afternoon.

Friday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 4-9.Friday’s Stronach has a $107,353.23 carryover.

The multi-track wager will begin at 5:09 p.m. with three consecutive turf races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. The sequence will wrap-up with a mile race from Golden Gate Fields and a mile turf race from Laurel.

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