Eddie Olczyk Wins $500,000 at Racetrack, We Assume for Charity, Right Eddie?

We all know that Eddie Olczyk likes horse racing from the NBC broadcasts.  Well, it turns out he actually might know what he’s talking about (this would be a first) according to Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun:

The 42-year-old was on his way to home to Chicago from the NHL awards show in Las Vegas when he put $166 down on a Pick 6 at California’s Hollywood Park. When he got home, he watched the action with glee as every one of his selections finished first.

The payoff? A cool $500,000.

“Every squirrel finds a nut every once in a while, so I just happened to get lucky,” Olczyk said. “It’s a tough enough game to pick a couple winners, let alone six in a row. But sometimes just the combinations have to come up right.

“I was one of three people to win, so I was pretty lucky. It’s like hitting the lottery.”

Okay, Mr. former hockey player and TV star.  What are you gonna’ do with that cash?  Tell you what, we have a great charity for you.  The “Please make VERSUS do a nightly Hockey Show” foundation.  Send all donations to Steve Lepore in New Jersey.


3 Responses to Eddie Olczyk Wins $500,000 at Racetrack, We Assume for Charity, Right Eddie?

  1. leafsfan1967 says:

    Better yet, Eddie should invest in the NHL Network and help it get better distribution. Let’s leave Versus do die in peace…

  2. Larry & Susan Johnson says:

    Congratulations Eddie !! You have always been a lucky guy. Starting with living with us in 1983 while training for the 1984 Olympics!!! We can’t believe it’s been that long ago. It was an exciting, fun time!!

    How about sharing some of your winnings to cover your room and board ! Just kidding!!
    Give us a call when you’re in Minnesota…we’d love to see you and catch up.

    Lot’s of Love, Susan and Larry

  3. tom ward says:

    eddie tonight 1-7 you interviewed duncan keith between periods he had an awesome hat on, any idea whereI can buy?

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