Preakness Day Racetrax Bet Gives Towson Resident a $29,698 Prize

Superfecta wager delivers big win

With only minutes to go before the thoroughbreds broke from the starting gate to run the Preakness Stakes on May 21, a Towson resident had his eye on horses of the computer-animated variety. The 57-year-old bought one of the luckiest Racetrax tickets in town, placing a Superfecta wager that led to a $29,698 prize.

The Baltimore County resident visited E-Z Convenience to place the bet for 20 races. Because he did so during a special Racetrax $6 for $5 promotion, he saved $3 on his total wager. The player selected the four horses numbered 11, 9, 6 and 1 and bet they would cross the finish line in that exact order. And in the first race out of the 20 on his ticket, they did exactly that!

The Baltimore County Lottery retailer that sold the ticket, E-Z Convenience, also shares in the lucky win. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket with a value of $10,000 or more, the store located at 8104 Loch Raven Boulevard in Towson earns a bonus of $296.98 from the Lottery. The bonus is equal to 1% of the prize.