Jackpot 5 Rules

JACKPOT 5 RULES


(A) TwinSpires.com Jackpot 5 Jackpot pool shall be distributed to the holder of a unique wager selecting the first place finisher in each of the selected Jackpot 5 races, based upon the official order of finish. If there is no unique wager selecting the first place finisher in all Jackpot 5 races, the Jackpot 5 pool will carryover to the next Jackpot 5 event.

(B) Unique wager, as used in this rule, shall be defined as having occurred when the total amount wagered on a winning combination selecting the first place finisher in each of the selected Jackpot 5 contests, based upon the official order of finish, is equal to the minimum allowable wager.  (20 cents of the $1 base wager.)  Regardless of whether a single account holder has the only winning tickets, the unique ticket rule still applies and thus a single account holder with multiple winnings tickets would create a Jackpot carryover.

(C) If there is a dead heat for first in any of the Jackpot 5 contests then both horses will be considered winners for Jackpot 5 purposes.  Any tickets including both dead heat winners will be considered two separate tickets for the purposes of identifying unique tickets for the Jackpot pool.

(D) If any betting interest is scratched, excused or determined to be a non-starter after the wager has been placed in the Jackpot 5, the actual favorite, as evidenced by the total amounts wagered in the Win pool at the hose race meet licensee for the contest at the close of wagering for that contest, shall be substituted for the scratched betting interest for all purposes.  In the event that the Win pool total for two or more favorites is identical, the substitute selection shall be the favorite betting interest with the lowest program number.

(E) If there is a scratch after the first race in the Jackpot 5, the betting favorite as determined by the host track’s win pool will be substituted for the scratched horse.  Any tickets including both the scratched horse and the betting favorite will be considered two separate, non-unique tickets for the purposes of identifying unique tickets for the Jackpot pool.

(F) The Jackpot 5 pool shall be cancelled and all Jackpot 5 wagers for the individual event shall be refunded if:
      (1) If one race included Jackpot 5 is cancelled or declared "no contest”.
      (2) If any of the races in the Jackpot 5 scheduled after the first leg end up being priced and made official prior to the first leg in the Jackpot 5 being priced and made official.

(G) Mandatory payout days:  After the Jackpot 5 carryover (Minor Pool) pool reaches $500,000, the next Jackpot 5 event will be a mandatory payout.  TwinSpires.com will provide notice on TwinSpires.com when the Jackpot 5 carryover is approaching $500,000.   

(H) When the Jackpot 5 converts to a mandatory payout, the wager will convert to a traditional Pick 5 wager with no unique ticket provision nor any Show Pick All payout.  The Jackpot 5 pool will be distributed to the tickets who selected the winner in the greatest number of contests.  In the rare occurrence no tickets contained one winning horse, the wagering for that event will be refunded and the mandatory payout will carryover to the next Jackpot 5 event.

(I)  While the minimum wager is $1, TwinSpires.com will need to submit two wagers to tote to represent the $1 minimum.  While the wagers will be submitted nearly simultaneously, the first wager sent to tote will be the 20 cent minimum Jackpot pool wager and the second wager sent to tote will be the 80 cent minimum Show Pick All wager.  In the rare occurrence the 20 cent minimum Jackpot 5 wager is accepted by tote and the 80 cent minimum Show Pick All wager is not accepted by tote, TwinSpires.com will consider the wager placed and pay the net winnings on that wager.

(J)  If any of the races in the Jackpot 5 has a surface change (For example: a race switches from Turf to Dirt), the selections and results for that race remain regardless of whether the surface change occurs before or after the first race in the Jackpot 5.

(K) The Jackpot 5 operates under rule 462-200-0630 of the Oregon Racing Commission.

 

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