Autotote Fires Employee in Connection with Pick 6 Case

An employee of Autotote, the totalizator service of Catskills OTB, has been fired for alleged wrongdoing with regards to the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six that is currently being investigated by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

Scientific Games Corp., the parent company of Autotote, fired the unidentified employee after an internal investigation into the suspicious pick six won by a 29-year-old Maryland resident was conducted. The evidence gathered by Scientific Games has been turned over to New York state police and the state racing officials for their investigation.

In a statement released on Thursday afternoon, Scientific Games chairman Lorne Weil said, "As a result of our ongoing investigation to date, we have terminated one employee, whose identity along with other relevant information has been turned over to the authorities. We are taking all necessary steps to resolve this matter as quickly as possible, and will continue to keep all authorities fully informed."

A total of $4,646,289 was wagered on the Pick Six. There were six winning tickets with a payout of $428,392 each. The consolation payoff for five correct was $4,606.20. The payouts have been frozen. The six winning tickets were purchased through Catskill Off-Track Betting Corp. in New York, which is not licensed in Maryland. Published reports identified the bettor as Derrick Davis, who resides in Maryland.