Bladensburg man’s $144,473.70 win puts a giddy-up in his gallop
A Bladensburg man’s persistent play of a longshot Racetrax combination paid off last week with a record-setting win when the 29-year-old placed a Superfecta Box bet on the Maryland Lottery’s virtual horseracing game.
The combination – worth a bit-chomping $144,473.70 – paid out when the lucky man chose the 8, 10, 11, 12 combination and added the Bonus option to his bet. The prize set a new third-place record for top Racetrax wins in Maryland, following a $194,188 win in March 2017 and a $361,842 win in December 2015.
The virtual handicapper says his winning combination is part of a regular bet he plays at several area retailers. The Prince George’s County resident just happened to place it at Landover Hills Exxon in Landover, his favorite Lottery retailer. The Bonus wheel that spins before each race, giving players a chance to multiply winnings, gave the lucky player a 3x multiplier and boosted his prize.
Part of the fun in playing Racetrax, he said, is doing so with other bettors at a location staffed by great clerks like those at Landover Hills Exxon. The other fun component of Racetrax is winning!
When the loyal player saw his big win, he could not believe his luck. “I was out of my mind,” said the winner. He plans to allocate his prize to investments and savings.
For its role in a fantastic Racetrax finish, the Prince George’s County retailer located at 6579 Annapolis Road will receive a Lottery bonus of $1,444.73, equal to 1 percent of the prize.