A $1 bet turned a Columbia man into the 3rd largest Racetrax winner ever! He won a whopping $118,180.
Winning numbers from last year lead to 3rd largest prize in game’s history
A super-lucky Racetrax Superfecta winner has claimed the 3rd largest prize in the history of the game! The Columbia father of three won $118,180 on his bet placed at the Stevens Forest Exxon in Columbia.
The 54-year-old saw the 12, 4, 11 and 5 horses win – in that order – while watching a Racetrax game a year ago. Something told him those numbers would be lucky one day, so he saved them in his phone and finally played them last weekend.
“I don’t know why, but I decided to play those horses for five games,” the federal employee told Maryland Lottery officials. “I bought my ticket, headed home and checked it later. I couldn’t believe it.”
Although he won $5,000 playing Pick 4 in the past, this is by far his largest prize. Still trying to come to grips with the enormity of the win, the lucky player said he plans to pay some bills, save the rest of the prize and not tell anyone about his lucky day at the track!
The largest Racetrax prize ever won was on a $361, 842 Superfecta ticket sold in December 2015. More recently, in March 2017, a Bowie resident claimed the 2nd largest Racetrax prize – $194,188 – on a Superfecta Box bet.
The Howard County Lottery retailer that sold the winning ticket will win, too. Stevens Forest Exxon, which is located at 6300 Stevens Forest Road in Columbia, will receive a $1,181.80 bonus for selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.