|Peter Jardieu of Catonsville won $11,952 on a Racetrax Superfecta bet.|
Superfecta bet gives Catonsville man $11,952 prize
Counting police cars, taking note of Kia Soul license plate numbers and researching patterns in recent Racetrax winning numbers are among the ways Peter Jardieu of Catonsville keeps racking up Maryland Lottery Racetrax and Keno wins.
One of the engineer’s systems for selecting numbers, for example, just resulted in an $11,952 Racetrax win on a Superfecta bet. While out dining with his wife and another couple at a Catonsville restaurant, Peter wagered that the No. 6, 5, 9 and 2 horses would finish in that exact order. His big win, plus others in the span of a week, gave him a prize total of $17,000 for his latest winning streak!
“Two days after this [Racetrax] win, I won $2,400 on a Kia Soul license plate number,” Peter said. An engineer for Century Engineering in Hunt Valley, Peter said he often plays Racetrax or Keno while dining out. His wife Sue also plays Lottery games, Peter said, but she has her own methods of picking numbers. They also play birth dates and numbers from the TV drama series Lost.
“I’m luckier than she is,” he said with a smile.
On Nov. 9, the day of Peter’s lucky Racetrax win, he and Sue had joined another couple at Dimitri’s International Grille & Family Sports Bar in Catonsville. Peter decided to try his luck and placed his wager. This time, the Baltimore County couple enjoyed a quiet celebration of his $11,952 win, he said, “unlike the $10,000 win a few years ago, when Sue was screaming!”
Playing responsibly is important, Peter said. “This is fun as long as you can afford to lose the money you bet.” The father of one has played Racetrax since the game started and enjoys finding the patterns in winning numbers. “I’ll be sitting in a bar with two or three sheets of paper with numbers,” he said. The lucky player plans to reinvest his winnings in more Lottery fun and games.
The Baltimore County retailer also benefits from his lucky wager. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more, Dimitri’s International Grille & Family Sports Bar, located at 2205 Frederick Road, will receive a bonus of $119.52 from the Lottery – equal to 1 percent of the prize.