One Thin Dime: Rainbow 6 Carryover $1.78 Million

Published on 2-Apr-2013 by Tony Calo

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One Thin Dime: Rainbow 6 Carryover $1.78 Million

Do you dream of being a millionaire? Do you have a dime?

That's right, one dime can win you nearly $2million!

Where? How? Sign me up!

This Wed 3 April at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, there is a Rainbow 6 carryover of $1,787,447.00. What is the Rainbow 6?  It's a 10¢ wager that is paid out when there is only one unique ticket with all six winners on the last six races of the day.

On 22 February, earlier in the current meet, the Rainbow 6 paid out a record $3,591,245. The winning ticket cost $3,118.50. The previous record payoff was $791,364; that ticket was purchased back on 1 April 2012.

Can you imagine becoming a millionaire with an investment of just one thin dime? It's unimaginable, but it's the reality at Gulfstream Park.

To put this in perspective -- and according to the article All About the Roosevelts, Baby by Carrie Davis -- here is what a dime has been able to purchase over the years:

  • In 1900, 10 cents could get you two bars of fairy soap-enough to keep a family clean for a month. In 1910, ten premium cigarettes cost a dime.
  • In 1920, a dime could buy you 20 sticks of cigarette-shaped gum of your choice in three flavors.
  • In 1930, a single dime could get you two glass bottles of carbonated soda.
  • By 1940, one single shiny dime could get a 16-inch model plane.
  • In 1950, a pay phone required a dime to make a local call.
  • In 1960, 10-cent comic books were still available.
  • Standard postage was 10 cents in the 1970's.
  • In 1980, slap bracelets -- hip little accessories -- cost about a dime each back in the day at Claire's.
  • The Japanese card game Pokemon came out in the 1990's; an individual card cost around 10 cents.

What can a dime get you now? How about 10 minutes of parking-meter minutes in most major American cities.

Just think what the late, great James Brown could have done with it!

Gulfstream Park will conclude the season this Fri 5 April. There will be a mandatory payout in the Rainbow 6, so that is the best time to play.

The Rainbow 6 may be a long shot, but for a dime, it's worth a try.