Bettor wins more than $857K on $2 Kentucky Derby bet

Kentucky Derby
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

One very lucky person spent a measly $2 and won $857,335.40 on a Kentucky Derby bet, correctly getting the winner of the top six races, also known as a Pick 6.

Always Dreaming won by a mile, showing some serious stamina to pull ahead of the field by so much on the muddy track at Churchill Downs.

He finished 2 3/4 lengths ahead of Lookin At Lee and 7 3/4 ahead of Battle of Midway. Classic Empire was fourth, Practical Joke fifth, Tapwrit sixth.

And some wonder why people go nuts for these races.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.