The win fund on the popular Scoop6 is already sitting at £1,528,248 and there is around the same sum sitting in the bonus pool.
Bookmaker Betfred have reported that as the Scoop6 has rolled over for the eighth time in a row, if it happens again this weekend, records will be broken as could be walking away with a fair share of £4m.
Last weekend, there was a clutch of long-priced winners which scuppered punter’s plans on the Scoop6, forcing another roll-over. The results included 16/1 winner No Planning in the very first leg, which ruined the day early for a host of punters. That first result left less than 13,000 tickets in the running. The shortest priced winner of the day was Georgian Bay at 11/2 in the second leg.
With around £1.5 million put into the Scoop6 on the weekend, the win dividend was taken to within £14,000 of its record total, but no-one managed to land the big prize. Not a single winning ticket came up.
“We were 4-6 that the Scoop6 was won this Saturday and incredibly once again it rolled after just four legs,” said Totepool spokesperson Mark Pearson. “Turnover was massive at £1,585,098 and next weekend the combined win and bonus funds will go over £4m.
“If it eludes the punters again it would be a record rollover in the bet’s fifteen year history. We could even end up with record combined funds which was in November 2008 when it hit £4.5m. The Scoop6 has once again caught the public’s imagination.”
Karl Burke’s Georgian Bay, who at 11-2 was the shortest priced winner in the Scoop6 while the bet was still alive, landed leg two at Kempton and only 1,948 going into the 17-runner handicap hurdle at Haydock, which was won by 9-1 chance Carlton Jack for Jonjo O’Neill.
There were 536 winners of the place dividend, who picked up £591.40 each.