This “Lucky Sgt.” from Hagerstown repeated his Racetrax success.
Hagerstown man wins second time in just over a week using familiar combination
While the horse-racing world wonders if Always Dreaming will collect the second jewel in the Triple Crown on Saturday, a Racetrax player from Hagerstown achieved a similar feat this week! “Lucky Sgt.” visited the Winner’s Circle at Maryland Lottery headquarters to collect a $15,252 prize, his second time winning that amount in just over a week.
The retired U.S. Army sergeant placed his Superfecta wager at the Hagerstown Shop N Save, playing a combination that corresponded with family birthdays and post positions for some of the favored Triple Crown mounts. Once again, his horses finished in exact order – 4, 8, 5 and 6 – winning the $15,252 prize. The odds of selecting that winning combination a single time are approximately 1 in 22,900.
Life as a secret Lottery winner is fun, he said. “Lucky Sgt.” posed at Lottery headquarters last week for a photo for the website and hid his face behind his giant winner’s check. “My photo is everywhere,” he said. Winner photos sometimes appear on Lottery monitors in counties where the winning tickets are sold.
Winning a second time is also a thrill. “I’m lucky, but this is something else,” said the Washington County resident.
As for why he played the same combination again: “If it ain’t broke, why fix it,” said the 58-year-old.
His first prize paid some bills and for a trip to Vegas, the happy winner said. His new windfall will allow him to complete some home and auto repairs and add to his savings.
Players can try to tap into the Lottery luck at his Hagerstown retailer by visiting Shop N Save, which is located at 18360 College Road. As a bonus for selling a winning Racetrax ticket worth $10,000 or more, the store receives a bonus from the Lottery of $152.52 – equal to 1 percent of the prize.
Racetrax players can enjoy a special promotion now through May 28. ANY $6 Racetrax purchase will receive a $1 discount! The maximum discount given players is $5 on any ticket valued at $30 or more.