9-10-11 bet pays $14,903 for Anne Arundel County medical worker
A Glen Burnie resident who enjoys playing Racetrax captured his second big win in less than a year playing the Maryland Lottery’s computer-animated horse racing game. How did he do it? He broke with tradition and did not play his regular numbers.
The father of three, who works in the medical field, said he has had success playing the 2-10-1 Trifecta bet that pays $361. When he bought a 10-draw Trifecta ticket on Aug. 16, he decided to play higher numbers instead, settling on a combination of 9-10-11. In Racetrax, the horses are numbered 1 to 12 and payoffs are higher when higher-numbered horses finish in the top spots. When the 9, 10, and 11 horses finished first, second and third in one of his races, his ticket paid off to the tune of $14,903. The prize surpassed the $10,758 he won on a Racetrax ticket last October.
The lucky winner purchased his ticket at Dash In #10791, located at 7845 Quarterfield Road in Severn, and immediately returned home. He didn’t check his ticket until two days later, when he looked up the results of the 10 races he played on the Lottery’s Keno & Racetrax app. After realizing he won, the Anne Arundel County resident returned to the store to find out the size of his prize.
“I scanned it and the machine said to go to the Lottery to cash it,” he said. “That felt pretty good.”
The Racetrax enthusiast said he doesn’t have any special plans for his prize, other than paying bills and putting his winnings into savings. He also enjoys playing Powerball and Mega Millions, and is hoping for another big win soon.
The retailer is a winner as well. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket valued at $10,000 or more, the Dash In store in Severn will receive a bonus of $149.03 – equal to 1 percent of the prize value.