Highest Historical Horse Racing Jackpot In U.S. History Hit at Rosie’s Gaming In Hampton


Player wins $914,530.90 on a $3 Wager in Hampton! 

Hampton & Richmond, Va. – January 13, 2020 – A resident from the Newport News area hit the highest Historical Horse Racing (HHR) jackpot in U.S history at the Rosie’s Gaming Emporium® located in Hampton, Virginia shortly before 9:00 pm Tuesday evening, January 12. The jackpot, totaling $914,530.90 was hit playing “Big Ea$y Money”.

The player, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to purchase a new home for his family and a sports car for himself. The player stated he brought $100 to Rosie’s to “try his luck” and had only been there for about 10 minutes when he hit the jackpot. He says the secret to winning was being “in the right place at the right time!” (Photo of machine attached)

About Colonial Downs: Colonial Downs Group is a proud business operator in Virginia and with the opening of its fifth location in Dumfries, will employ more than 1,000 team members in the Commonwealth, paying over $30 million in annual salaries, wages, and benefits. Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums® in Richmond, Hampton, New Kent, Vinton, and Dumfries offer innovative historic horseracing (HHR) gaming technology and full card simulcasting. Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent County hosts live thoroughbred racing on two nationally renowned surfaces – Secretariat Turf Course, the widest turf course in North America at 180 feet wide and on a 1 1/4 mile dirt track, second in length to only the world-famous Belmont Park. Colonial Downs Group has made a $300 million investment in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Through its “Rosie’s Gives Back” program, Colonial Downs Group has made monetary and in-kind donations of more than $1.1 million and has logged over 1,100 service hours in Virginia communities. The company pays more than $32 million in annual state and local taxes plus an additional $12 million in racing industry payments annually.