Saturday night in Las Vegas, the rich will get richer. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao -- win or lose -- will add tens of millions of dollars to their bank accounts. Even those betting six or seven figures will mostly be people who can afford to lose and shake off the relatively small hit to their bottom line.
But earlier that night, while the already wealthy winning owner/trainer/jockey of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby will be financially rewarded and make their mark on horse racing history, the so-called King of Sports is actually the common man's chance to have a potentially life-changing score at 6:34 p.m. ET at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Looking at the accompanying chart, you can see how big the payoffs have been in the Derby.