by James Witherite, Meadowlands Media Relations
East Rutherford, N.J. -- With a carryover of $18,653 enticing over $140,000 in new money to Friday (February 5) evening's 50¢ Pick 5 at The Meadowlands, a hefty dividend was a near certainty. Thanks to two significant longshots prevailing in the sequence, just one punter was able to select all five winners, and that player from Maine was rewarded with a dividend of $109,966.10.
In addition to Mr Lover ($5.80), Sheer Flex ($5.40), and Clear View Hanover ($8.40) giving Tim Tetrick a hat trick in the Pick 5 sequence, longshots Sherkin Hanover ($35.80, Anthony Napolitano) and Never Ever Clever ($86.80, Corey Callahan) took their respective races and perplexed all but that one player from the Pine Tree State. Punters who selected four of five winners correctly earned a consolation dividend of $255.70.