Persistent Racetrax Player Celebrates Holiday with $17,796 in Winnings

Aside from playing an occasional scratch-off, a lucky Lanham man said Racetrax is his game of choice. The loyal player of 10 years got a sweet treat this holiday from his favorite game — a $17,796 prize!

“It’s just the game I grew up on,” said the 34-year-old. Although he was in a hurry to get home after collecting his winnings, the horse-racing fan was not in a particular hurry to make the claim. He won on June 26 while playing at Kenilworth Sunoco in Hyattsville. The happy dad bet 10 races in a row and played random picks, using the Superfecta option on each.

The winner reported that his 5-year-old son will especially enjoy this Christmas, thanks to his Racetrax win, which also will boost his son’s January birthday celebration.

Also having some extra celebrating to do is the Kenilworth Sunoco station located at 4836 Kenilworth Avenue. The Prince George’s County retailer reaps a bonus from the Maryland Lottery of $177.96, which is equal to 1 percent of the prize. The business earns a bonus for selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more.