The lucky few punters who scored even fractional exotic success at the Vaal on Tuesday would have been walking around with broad smiles, as all of the dividends were huge.
First to be declared was the BiPot after Race 6, with a payout of a few Rand shy of R65,000 to just over three winning tickets.
Ormonde Ferraris’ Tigerlace with apprentice Dennis Schwarz aboard won the penultimate race, after which a Jackpot dividend of R57,178 to just over ten lucky winning tickets was declared.
Despite favourite Shortstop winning the last under Schwarz again to complete a treble for Roy Magner, the damage was already done, and only 5% of the declared Pick Six dividend of R722,142 was won, with close to R700,000 being carried over.
Even more remarkably, a mere 5.41 tickets were successful in the PA, with a rarely seen six figure payout of R100,029.50.