Gamble pays out $ 2.3m
GAMBLING history was created at the UK’s Exeter racecourse when Steve Whiteley won $ 2,307,025 with a $ 3 bet. It was the largest payout in the history of the Tote jackpot. The bet required punters to name all six winners at the meeting. Whiteley said: ‘‘ Why did I pick the last one? Lodge ( Jessica Lodge, riding the final winning horse) is just a name that sticks in my head. I didn’t know anything about her. I’m not a racing man.’’ His winners were: Semi Colon at 2-1; Black Phantom, 12-1; Ammunition, 16-1; Mr Bennett, 16-1; Lundy Sky, 5-1; and Lupita at 12-1.