Anne Arundel man claims $31,320 prize
A Severna Park man’s memory of his late son propelled him to the biggest Maryland Lottery win he has ever enjoyed – $31,320 on a Racetrax Superfecta bet.
The 70-year-old school custodial contractor’s son died in a construction accident more than 30 years ago. He regularly uses his son’s birth year – 1965 – when he plays Racetrax and the Lottery’s Pick 4 game. When he placed a 1-9-6-5 Superfecta bet at Quik Mart in Annapolis, he didn’t know July 20 would be his lucky day.
“I was watching the 9 horse, and it was last,” the lucky winner said. “Then, he made his move. I kept watching the screen and I see the 1 and the 9 and the 6 … and then the 5 pops up. So I knew I won, but I didn’t know how much.”
He still didn’t know the size of his win until he arrived at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim his prize. The staff delivered the great news!
“$31,000!” he kept repeating as he met with Lottery officials. He was so excited that he made a call to his fiancée to tell her the good news.
“I’m really excited,” said the Anne Arundel County resident, adding that his only previous wins were for small amounts. “I’m elated. We can go on a little vacation, pay some bills, help a couple people out.”
The Quik Mart located at 2042 West Street is a winner as well. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket over $10,000, the retailer will receive a bonus of $313.20 from the Lottery. Racetrax is available at Lottery retailers across the state, with races starting approximately every five minutes.