by Assiniboia Downs Press Release
July 22, 2021
WINNIPEG, July 22, 2021 – Assiniboia Downs is offering a $1 million payout on Manitoba Derby Day, Monday, Aug. 2 if there is a player who has the only winning ticket of the Jackpot Pick 5. If there is more than one winning ticket, all winners will share in the mandatory jackpot payout scheduled for that day which could exceed $1 million.
The $1 million guarantee payout on Derby Day will be offered providing the Jackpot Pick 5 pool is not won before then. If that happens, the Derby Day guarantee will be $250,000 to a sole ticket holder and it will not be a mandatory payout.
“We really wanted to make a big bang this year with the Derby”, said CEO Darren Dunn. “And what better way to do that than with an unprecedented $1 million guarantee for a player with a single winning ticket. With the excitement from this, it is quite possible that the pool could even be more!
The pool requires the correct selection of the winners of the last five races of the program. Tickets cost just 20-cents per combination.
Following this event, the pool will have a $250,000 single winner payout guarantee every race day (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) starting on Tuesday, Aug. 3 through the remainder of the meet on Sep. 15 or until it is won.
“We are so excited to be able to offer this $250k guarantee on all race days,” continued Dunn. “This offer will certainly stand out during our weekday racing schedule and add some real value for fans.”
As of this writing, the Jackpot Pick 5 pool--which is offered on each day’s race card--has grown to $269,614 because there hasn’t been a single correct ticket to win the whole pool. That amount will form part of the mandatory payout of the Jackpot Pick 5 on Derby Day.
Racing continues every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through September 15 at 7:30 pm (Central Time).