Lucky Player Rides Winning Streak to Racetrax Prize

Baltimore man racking up wins in multiple games

An avid Maryland Lottery player who loves playing Pick 4 is enjoying such a tremendous run of good luck that he’s winning no matter what game he chooses.

In the last couple of weeks, the Baltimore man won $400 on Bonus Match 5 and $500 on a scratch-off. Just last week, he won $10,000 on a pair of Pick 4 tickets and his biggest win was yet to come. This week, the Baltimore resident won $19,431.90 on Racetrax, the Maryland Lottery’s computer-animated horse racing game.

“I’m ready to go to Vegas now,” he said with a smile.

On Monday, he bought a 10-draw Racetrax Superfecta Box ticket at E-Z Convenience, located at 8104 Loch Raven Boulevard in Towson. His Quick Pick numbers of 4,7, 9 and 11 came close to winning on the first of his 10 races. He showed the ticket to another Lottery player in the store and got occupied with a few scratch-off tickets. He was so busy scratching them off that he missed the last of the 10 races on his ticket – and that’s the one that made him a winner.

“I had put the ticket in my wallet, but one of the other guys who was there remembered my numbers and he said, ‘Hey, I think you won,’ ” the lucky winner said. “I pulled the ticket out of my wallet and said, ‘Oh, man!’ ”

The 28-year Baltimore City employee said his favorite game is Pick 4, where he frequently plays either his birth date or the number painted on his work truck. The lucky winner said he and his wife were already planning a vacation so he plans to use some of his recently won money to pay off his car and some other bills.

E-Z Convenience is also a winner. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket over $10,000, the retailer will receive a bonus of $194.32 – equal to 1 percent of the prize value. Racetrax is a monitor game available at retailers across the state. New computer-animated races begin every four minutes.