Uncashed win tickets on American Pharoah worth 550 percent more

SHARE Uncashed win tickets on American Pharoah worth 550 percent more

More than 94,000 gamblers placed $2 win bets on American Pharoah on Saturday at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack, and more than 90,000 of them left their winning tickets uncashed, according to ESPN.

Belmont spokesman John Durso Jr. told ESPN that 94,128 bettors placed $2 bets on American Pharoah to win the Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown. Of those bets, 90,237 have gone uncashed.

New York bettors may have kept the tickets as a souvenir of the historic day. Surely there are many more across the country who did the same at racetracks and OTBs.

According to the ESPN report, the value of the uncashed New York tickets is $315,829.

But, at least one savvy bettor is cashing in even more on the open market, where an uncashed ticket has gone up in value by more than 550 percent. Uncashed $2 win tickets are selling for $23 on ebay right now, and 104 have been sold at that price.


The photo above is of one such auction at eBay from a seller with the username eightorbetterdrew.

Another user is selling win tickets on American Pharoah from the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes as a lot for $300.

The Latest
The grass was so patchy bad that super-agent David Canter Tweeted that Saturday’s exhibition opener against the Chiefs should have been canceled.
Rushdie’s alleged attacker, Hadi Matar, was due in court to face attempted murder and assault charges.
Safety Juan Thornhill dropped his right should into Fields’ head on a slide, and Fields couldn’t believe there was no flag.
Smith, who demanded a trade Tuesday, did conditioning work with his teammates about two hours before kickoff of Saturday’s exhibition opener against the Chiefs.
Two men were fatally shot Friday in their vehicles in separate shootings about three miles apart on the South Side.