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Pick-5 pool exceeds $360,000 at Big M

January 02, 2021
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Fans of The Meadowlands' 20-cent Pick-5 bet the popular puzzle with both hands Saturday night, and after three favorites won during the sequence, many players visited the mutuel windows to cash in.

Last Saturday's (Dec. 26) Pick-5 carryover of $46,731 led to a $150,000 guaranteed pool and players went at it hot and heavy from the get-go, adding to the carryover with $314,217 in "new money" for a total pool of $360,948.

Since the carryover is not subject to the already low 15 percent takeout, the return to players Saturday night – instead of the usual 85 percent – was 99.87 percent.

"This is an example of how carryovers can create big pools, big excitement and big value for bettors," said Big M Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. "And we want to thank all our fans who played not only the Pick-5, but the entire race card as well. Our first race tonight took in over $565,000 in action, which is an extraordinary number."
 
The winner's odds for the Pick-5 sequence were 5-1, 1-5, 6-5, 5-1 and 4-5. Those who correctly selected five winners collected $343.74.
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