“Ron & Ron” pose with their winning check for $47,291 playing Racetrax game.
$1 Superfecta bet pays off for friends
A pair of Brooklyn friends both named “Ron” are sure glad they decided to try their luck playing Racetrax. A $1 Superfecta quick-pick bet placed by one “Ron” for five races gave him a $47,291 prize!
“We played Racetrax on a whim and we won big on it,” said the other “Ron.” The friends play Maryland Lottery games often, they said, but have not won this big before. Their Superfecta bet gave them that big prize. The quick-pick bet required horses No. 4, 5, 9 and 11 to finish in that exact order – and they did! The probability of that happening was 1 in 71,009.
“Ron & Ron,” as they dubbed themselves, have a lot in common in addition to their name. Both are avid Lottery fans and military veterans, although they served in different branches of the military. The 68-year-old winning Ron plans to purchase a new truck with his prize and share some of the money with his friend.
Their lucky retailer, Dreams Inn located at 525 E. Patapsco Avenue in Brooklyn, is celebrating, too. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more, the Baltimore City retailer earned a $472 bonus from the Lottery.
Since its inception in 1973, Maryland Lottery and Gaming has awarded more than $23.3 billion in prizes to Lottery players and more than $15 billion in Lottery revenue to the State of Maryland. One of Maryland’s largest revenue sources, the Lottery supports important state programs and services including education, public safety and health, human resources and the environment. For more information, go to mdlottery.com. Please remember to play responsibly and within your budget. For confidential help or information about gambling problems, visit mdgamblinghelp.org or call 1-800-GAMBLER.