One lucky punter got all the marbles – or in this case knonor – thanks to a Scandinavian record payout in the popular V75 wager at Sweden’s Axevalla Travbana
The jackpot kicked back a staggering 67 million kronor (which would be about $9.6 million in Canadian currency) to the lone handicapper that came up with all seven winners in the multi-race wager.
The winner of the jackpot backed into the win as a result of a late scratch in the final leg of the wager. Aliens Kiss, who captured the final leg of the V75, was not included on the handicapper’s ticket until Foreign Life was a scratch shortly before the start of the race. The scratch of that horse then gave the handicapper Aliens Kiss as a reserve option on the ticket.
The historic V75 payoff cost the handicapper just over 1,000 kronor (a little more than $144 in Canadian currency). The previous record payout for a V75 wager was 47,360,999 kronor (more than $6.8 million in Canadian currency) from July 7, 2007.
Here are the numbers and the names of the horses used on the winning ticket:
#2 Midsummer King
#4 Ekets Patrik
#3 Zebra G
#1 Seagardens Lady
#11 Celebrity Photo
#3 Aliens Kiss