Rise & Fall
Trot Feature - Rainbow 6The remarkable story of how $1.6 million slipped through one horseplayer’s hands, and the Canadian who reaped the benefits.
Story by Chris Lomon
For one mystery bettor, the horseracing wager known as the Rainbow 6 became a $1.66-million heartache. For another, Walter Lytwyn, it was a nearly $184,000 pot of gold.
It was the betting shock heard around the sporting world, Gulfstream Park’s version of the Pick Six that cost one person a seven-figure payout, but one that gave Hamilton, Ontario resident Lytwyn an unexpected windfall.
A 20-cent minimum bet, the Rainbow Six pays out when just one ticket has the winners in six consecutive races that are designated by the track.
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