Ronald Dyer of Frederick smiled from ear-to-ear while claiming his $172,185 Racetrax prize.
Superfecta ticket delivers fourth-largest payout in Maryland Racetrax history
Ronald Dyer’s shouting may have alarmed some neighbors last Friday, but there was plenty of reason for him to be celebrating. When Ronald scanned his Racetrax ticket that day with the Maryland Lottery app on his phone, he discovered that he won $172,185.
“I just started yelling and dancing around,” the Montgomery County bus operator said. “My wife ran over to me and my kids ran out of their rooms. They were probably concerned at first, but then they saw me holding the ticket in my hand.”
Earlier that day, Ronald stopped at his favorite Lottery retailer, Jefferson Street Exxon, and purchased a Quick Pick Racetrax Superfecta ticket for 20 draws.
“When I saw my numbers on the ticket were 12-10-11-2, I thought to myself that my chances of winning were slim,” Ronald said with a smile. “I guess I was wrong!”
In the fourth race out of the 20 on his ticket, the computer-animated horses finished in that exact order, delivering a historic six-figure payout.
Ronald’s ticket paid the fourth-largest prize in the history of Ractrax, which the Lottery launched in 2006. The state’s largest Racetrax payout was $361,842 on Dec. 10, 2015, when the “Superfecta Superstar” bought his lucky ticket at Wawa #562 in Upper Marlboro. Just a few weeks ago, the second-largest Racetrax prize went to a Lanham man, who claimed $224,529. The third-largest was March 22, 2017, when a Bowie resident won $194,188.
A 53-year-old father of five, Ronald said he plans on paying bills, putting away money for his children’s college education and having some fun.
Ronald’s lucky retailer is a winner as well. Jefferson Street Exxon, located at 400 South Jefferson St. in Frederick, will receive a $1,721 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning Racetrax ticket valued at $10,000 or more. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.