Baltimore Entrepreneur Hits $15,727 Racetrax Trifecta

New numbers bring luck to fan of computer-animated horse racing game

Playing a different set of numbers gave a Baltimore woman a lucky $15,727 Racetrax Trifecta Box win in the computer-animated horse racing game.

The local business owner was running errands on the evening of April 24 when she played her lucky Racetrax numbers, but didn’t win. The 28-year-old then decided to purchase a Racetrax Trifecta Box ticket, wagering 50 cents per race for five races. She bet that the 10, 11 and 12 horses would finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order. After buying her ticket at Route 40 BP in Baltimore, the loyal player headed off to eat dinner and decided to check the results later.

Racetrax horses are numbered 1 through 12, and when the higher-numbered horses lead the pack, the payouts to players are larger. By betting on the three highest numbers, the lucky lady put herself in position for a big prize.

“When I was checking the numbers, the guy at the store said the big numbers had just hit,” she said. She quickly headed home to look up the details online on exactly how much she had won.

The 12-11-10 trifecta, which hit on the last of the five races she played, pays $31,454 for a $1 wager. Her 50-cent wager gave her half that total: $15,727.

“I jumped up at first,” she said of her reaction when she saw the amount of her prize. “But then I caught hold of myself. I haven’t hit the millions yet, but you’ll see me again.”

The loyal Lottery player’s favorite game is Racetrax, but she also plays Pick 3 and Pick 4. Her largest previous Lottery prize came when she won $5,000 on Pick 4 about a year ago. She said she plans to pay off some bills with her winnings and hopes to win big again soon.

Route 40 BP located at 5612 Baltimore National Pike is also a winner. For selling a Racetrax ticket worth at least $10,000, the retailer will receive a $157.27 bonus from the Maryland Lottery – equal to 1 percent of the prize value.