Lucky lady takes home $28,180 in recent win
An avid Racetrax player celebrated her luck in the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle this week after claiming a $28,180 prize — her second large win in one week. A Superfecta bet with the Bonus multiplier gave her a $10,000 prize and, days later, a Trifecta Wheel bet with a 4X Bonus gave the Bowie resident her $28,180 win.
The 53-year-old won her second prize by reinvesting proceeds of her $10,000 win into more rounds of Racetrax play. The lucky lady visited a Lottery retailer before work on May 3 to play a few games but didn’t leave with a significant win. However, something told her to try again. After leaving work that evening, she went to Express Mart located at 15709 Hall Road in Bowie to play a few more games.
“I played five more races, but was not even watching when my horses came in,” she said. “I heard someone say the numbers 11, 12 and 5 and I looked up and saw I won.”
The winner said she looked at her ticket in disbelief, scanned it to confirm the big win and shoved it into her purse. She then dashed out the door to head home.
“I took a picture of the ticket to show my best friend and decided to tell my husband and son later,” said the information technology specialist. She plans to spend her two Racetrax prizes on a new car and home repairs. She’ll also help friends financially and put the remainder in her bank account.
Also in the Winner’s Circle is her lucky Lottery retailer. Express Mart in Prince George’s County earns a bonus of $281.80 from the Lottery for selling a winning Racetrax ticket over $10,000. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.