Silver Spring man drives away with big prize
A 33-year-old truck driver from Montgomery County made a pit stop on Saturday as he was finishing work and hauled away a huge Racetrax win.
A big fan of the virtual horse-racing game, the Silver Spring resident parked his truck at the Travel Centers of America rest stop in Jessup and went inside for groceries. While there, he decided to play his favorite game. He played the 5, 8, 3 and 11 horses in a Superfecta bet for 10 races. The lucky player said the numbers just came to him.
“I normally play a whole other set of numbers,” said the husband and father. “I can’t explain why I picked these different numbers.”
It was a good thing he did, because the horses galloped across the finish line in that order yielding a $27,163 win. He didn’t realize his win until later in the day at home.
“When I scanned the ticket, it said ‘Congratulations,’” he shared with Lottery officials. “I didn’t expect that at all.”
The lucky player was not sure what to do next so he went online to find out how to claim a big Lottery prize. While at Lottery headquarters to claim his prize, the happy winner reported he was still in shock. He has no current plans for his prize.
Also celebrating this lucky win is Travel Centers of America, located at 7401 Assateague Drive in Jessup. The Lottery retailer will receive a bonus of $271.63 from the Lottery for selling a winning Racetrax ticket worth $10,000 or more. The bonus is equal to 1% of the prize.