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Bettor Wins $3 Million at Breeders' Cup

30 October 2002

ALBANY, New York – As reported by ESPN: "The head of the Off-Track Betting parlor where a Maryland man bought Pick Six tickets worth more than $3 million for the Breeders' Cup races said records at his office indicate the tickets are legitimate and that the jackpot should be doled out.

"…The New York Racing and Wagering Board launched an investigation Monday into the windfall at Illinois' Arlington Park at the request of Breeders' Cup Ltd. and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

"Donald Groth, president of the Catskill Regional Off-Track Betting Corp., based in Pomona, N.Y., said the bets were made 23 minutes before the first race in the Pick Six went off Saturday.

"…The Pick Six challenges bettors to pick winning horses in six consecutive, predetermined races.

"Officials from Breeders' Cup and NTRA cited the unusual nature of the winning wagers and raised concerns about the possibility the electronic system that records the time that bets are placed could have been altered…"

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