Lottery Novice Wins Terrific Trifecta Box Prize

Racetrax horses gallop to $15,473 finish

Talk about beginner’s luck! A Silver Spring woman who decided to play Racetrax out of sheer curiosity saw her Trifecta Box bet deliver a $15,473 Maryland Lottery payday.

The 22-year-old visited TJ Beer, Wine, Liquor in Takoma Park and purchased a ticket for three Racetrax drawings. She bet that the 10, 11 and 12 horses would cross the finish line together.

Later that day, the Lottery novice checked her ticket on her phone using the Maryland Lottery app.

“I wasn’t sure about it at first,” she explained, adding that she couldn’t believe she won such a large prize the first time she played the game. “I was happy.”

The Montgomery County mom also benefited from a special Racetrax promotion ongoing through June 9, 2019. Each $6 Racetrax purchase receives a $1 discount! The maximum discount is $5 on a purchase of $30 or more.

The winner has only shared news of her good fortune with her husband and her uncle. When asked what she has planned for her prize, the lucky player said she will save some of the winnings for her daughter’s birthday.

TJ Beer, Wine, Liquors also shares in the big win. The Montgomery County store located at 7669 New Hampshire Avenue will receive a $154.73 bonus from the Lottery for selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.