Quick-Pick Racetrax Bet Gives New Player a $12,352 Prize

Winners - Rigo

New Racetrax player “Rigo” landed a lucky win to share with family and friends.

A Silver Spring scratch-off fan switched his game of choice to Racetrax several months ago after learning of a relative’s success with the computer-animated horse racing game. The novice now has a success story of his own to tell!

“He wins smaller prizes all the time,” said “Rigo,” who won $12,352. After finding the playslip confusing, “Rigo” opted for quick-pick tickets and started winning prizes three weeks ago. The 50-year-old hospitality worker usually places Trifecta bets and recently scored an $800 prize.

The day of his lucky win, the father of four was shopping at the Internacional Mercado Latino convenience store in Wheaton. He added a 20-draw Racetrax Trifecta ticket to his purchase and saved $3 on his wager because of a $6 for $5 Racetrax promotion under way through Sept. 9.

“Rigo” returned home with his items and checked the race results there. Much to his surprise, the 10, 12 and 6 horses finished in that exact order in one of his 20 races, delivering his biggest win ever! The lucky player and his wife plan to share some of their prize with family and friends.

His retailer is also in the money. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more, the market located at 2519 Ennalls Avenue earns a $123.52 bonus — equal to 1 percent of the prize.