Lucky player purchased Superfecta ticket in Upper Marlboro worth $361,842
The Maryland Lottery is looking for the winner of the state’s largest-ever prize in Racetrax, the Lottery’s computer-animated horse racing game.
The lucky winner purchased a $1 Superfecta ticket on Dec. 10 at the Wawa store #562 located at 163 Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro. In a Superfecta bet, players select the exact order of finish for the first four horses. The 12-8-9-11 Superfecta ticket that was sold at the Prince George’s County retailer pays $361, 842. The odds of hitting it are 1 in 543,331.
Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location. The winner has 182 days from the date of the game to claim the prize in person at Maryland Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. For selling the winning ticket, the Wawa store in Upper Marlboro will receive a $3,618.42 bonus from the Maryland Lottery – equal to 1 percent of the prize value.
Racetrax made its debut in Maryland in 2006, and the Dec. 10 Superfecta prize eclipsed the previous high by a wide margin. On Dec. 16, 2013, a 10-11-12 Trifecta produced two separate wins of $92,202 for players who paid to add the Bonus option to their tickets.
This year has been an especially successful one for Racetrax players, as three of the top five wins have come in 2015. A Fort Washington woman claimed an $82,702 prize on a 5-7-9-11 Superfecta ticket purchased Sept. 6, 2015. A Baltimore woman won $50,019 on a 4-10-7-9 Superfecta ticket sold June 16, 2015.
Racetrax races begin approximately every five minutes. Players select horses numbered 1 to 12, with several bet types available.