Franklin, KY. (Sunday, July 15, 2018) - A record $709,983 jackpot was paid out Saturday night at Kentucky Downs, smashing the previous record of $458,564.
The jackpot was won on a Blue Bolt 7s penny machine - one of 55 unique games offered on Kentucky Downs' historical horse electronic terminals that allow betting on previously-run races while combining the flash of video gaming with the parimutuel technology of live horse racing.
"We couldn't be more thrilled to pay out a record jackpot," said Amber Norris, Kentucky Downs' Director of Marketing. "Life-changing money is being won at Kentucky Downs, and there is no shortage of winning happening as we have consistenly been paying out more than $2.5 million in monthly jackpots."
The jackpot winner did not wish to be identified, but Norris said he is a regular at Kentucky Downs.
Photo: The Kentucky Downs team celebrated a guest hitting a record jackpot. Kentucky Downs photo