Christmas came early to one Las Vegas horseplayer at The Orleans race
book. On Dec. 22, the unidentified person wagered a $2 Black Gold Pick 5
ticket on the Fair Grounds simulcast and won $315,119.
Now that's the definition of betting a little to win a lot.
beauty of constructing such a small ticket to win a large amount is
worth sharing with you. The Pick 5 bet minimum is 50 cents, which more
racetracks are doing to allow average Joes such as me and you to
The Black Gold has a unique twist in which the entire
pool is paid out only if there is one winning ticket. On days when many
win the Pick 5, half the money is distributed, and the other half goes
into a carryover pool.