Baltimore woman claims record $50,019 win
A 43-year-old Baltimore County resident who has enjoyed several exciting wins playing Racetrax, the Maryland Lottery’s computer-animated horse-racing game, set more than just a new personal record with her June 16 prize.
In fact, the loyal player achieved a historic win in Maryland by placing a $1 Racetrax Superfecta bet that paid out $50,019!
“It shocked me,” she said. “This is the most I’ve hit for – never anything near this amount.”
While the Racetrax fan and her husband waited for their son’s karate class to end, they stopped at the Pikesville Chevron in Baltimore and placed three Superfecta bets. In a Superfecta, the bet is a winner if the player correctly picks the order of finish for the top four horses. As the lucky woman watched Race No. 777855 on the monitor, she knew her Quick Pick combination of 4-10-7-9 was close.
“I saw the 4, 10 and 7 [horses] come across, but then I thought the fourth one was the 8,” said the mother of five. “I didn’t see the 9. It must have been on the inside. At first I said, ‘If that had been a 9 instead of an 8, I would have hit the Superfecta.’ ”
A closer look at the results quickly revealed that the No. 9 horse did sneak across the finish line in fourth place, and she had indeed hit the 4-10-7-9 Superfecta. That winning combination paid $50,019, which is the top Superfecta prize won in Maryland since the Lottery added three Superfecta betting options and three Exacta options in April 2014. A Bladensburg resident claimed the previous top Superfecta prize of $45,776 on Dec. 7, 2014.
The new record holder visited Lottery headquarters in Baltimore twice in May to claim Racetrax prizes of $5,500 and $5,800. The Baltimore woman previously won a $6,000 prize.
The lucky winner plans to give some of the prize to her family and do some work on her home. She and her husband are also thinking about “a nice family vacation,” she said, adding with a smile, “The kids want to go to Disneyland.”
Pikesville Chevron is a winner too. For selling the winning ticket, the store located at 1509 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore will receive a $500.19 bonus, equal to 1 percent of the prize value.