Trifecta box bet triggers big prize
A 40-year-old Hampstead woman is throwing a celebration after happily claiming a $20,432 Racetrax prize. She found her good fortune placing a Trifecta Box bet on horses 4, 11 and 12, which crossed the finish line in that exact order.
To deliver a win, the horses simply had to finish in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any order. The lucky winner said she chose the numbers because they correspond to her father’s birthday and her birthday.
“My father and I are just thrilled that we won this money,” she said. “I suppose we almost didn’t believe that we had such a big winner on our hands until we got here to Lottery headquarters to claim the ticket.”
The Carroll County resident said she’ll pay bills with her prize, put some of the money into savings and use a small portion of the prize to throw a celebration for family and friends. “My father and I certainly feel blessed that we were able to win so big,” she said.
She found her lucky ticket at Pantry 1 Food Mart located at 5314 East Drive in Halethorpe. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more, the Baltimore city retailer earned a bonus of $204 from the Lottery.