ONE lucky punter in Gauteng became an instant multi-millionaire on Saturday as his Pick 6 ticket returned a cool R3.37 million.
Three bankers and three fields later he was in line for a life-changing sum. He didn’t even have to sweat at the death as Waywood came home a comfortable winner by almost two lengths in the last leg.
The bet was placed just after 1pm on Saturday.
The upsets began in Race 4, Leg 1 of the Pick 6, with the arrival of 14-1 shot Hashtag Strat. Then Mighty High won the Allan Robertson Championship at 11-1, followed by Van Halen in the Gold Medallion at 28-1.
The number of surviving tickets after those shocks was pruned back further by the 15-1 winner of the SA Fillies Sprint, Sommerlied.
The last two legs of the Pick 6 offered some respite, but by then the damage was done. Bold Respect won the Tsogo Sun Sprint at 11-2 and Waywood the last race at 5-1.
Photo: Waywood, winner of the last leg. (Gold Circle).