- With a 50-cent bet, one bettor won over $520,000 on a Pick 5.
- The Pick 5 was of the first 5 races of the day including two longshots.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – As the gambling world is put on hold with many casino closures and land-based sportsbook shutdowns, one bettor found a benefit to the madness.
Horse racing continues to be a large betting option for people around the world and one bettor turned a 50-cent bet into over a half-million dollars.
At Gulfstream Park, the bettor won a Pick 5 – picking the winner of five horse races correct – on the first five races of the day.
While many select the option to take the favorites and increase their odds by adding in other races, this bettor was not so keen on the chalk.
In the first race at Gulfstream Park, a 73-1 Freddy Soto took the victory, rewarding the bettor with a smile but any other single-race gambler an excellent payout.
However, the bettor’s luck doubled-down as Union Lane came through with 34-1 odds in the second race.
He’s A Babe, Enzoexpress, and Lashara were the third, fourth, and fifth correct picks, respectively.
The bettor was able to make $524,966.50 into about two and a half hours of work and is being noted as quite the impressive payout.
The Pick 5 payout of $524,966.50 today @GulfstreamPark is the 5th highest 50-cent Pick 5 payoff in North America history & 3rd highest for a non jackpot.
— Ed DeRosa (@EJXD2) April 12, 2020
Gulfstream Park isn’t open to bettors but the horses are still running as bettors can turn to legal online betting apps to play. With sports betting shut down across the entire world, perhaps it will be the horse betting industry that saves gambling for the country.
Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting, betting odds, and casino reviews. Michael likes to golf, play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching NBA games.