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Payout for Pick 5

by Mary Anne
(Las Vegas)

Beholder ridden by Gary Stevens wins the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita

Beholder ridden by Gary Stevens wins the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita


I am trying to understand how my pick 5 payout is calculated and I do not understand.

Below is my wager and payout information from Gulfstream's website. When I calculate my payout manually I do not come to the same number.

Price per bet $0.50 total ticket cost $144.00
12/20/18 Gulfstream Park Race 6 pick 5

Race 10
$1 Pick 5 3/3,13/1/9/6 4,654.70

I would assume that the winning is half of $4,654.70 which is $2,327.35 but my ticket says $2,599.05.

I'm not complaining but I want to be able to better estimate what my winnings will be next time.

Answer: Pick 6 ONLY paid all 6 of 6. The Pick 5 pool paid consolation 4 of 5 tickets as well.
11x 4 out of 5 @24.70 added to the pick 5 win.

Exact calculation after the take-out is unclear, based upon the track’s formula. They get their cut off the top & the remainder is pool payout money.

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