$101,523 prize is largest-ever for frequent player
A Washington County Racetrax fan claimed the biggest prize of his life this week. The retired U.S. Postal Service employee and U.S. Army veteran has visited Lottery headquarters several times with winning tickets over the years, but those past wins pale in comparison to the better than $100,000 he just won.
“I’ve always enjoyed horseracing, so Racetrax was perfect for me,” the Hagerstown resident told Lottery officials. His new $101,523 prize is the fifth significant prize he’s won playing the game.
The Western Maryland man said the horses he’d been betting on for weeks had turned cold on him. “Just to switch things up, I bought a quick-pick ticket. It didn’t win for me, but I stuck with the horse number combination on it, and here I am.” That lucky Superfecta combination was 12, 11, 8 and 2.
He realized that he’d won big hours after he purchased his lucky 20-draw Racetrax ticket from Sheetz #713 at 10515 Sharpsburg Pike in Hagerstown. “When I saw the results on my Lottery app, I knew that I’d won, but not how much.”
A visit to another Lottery retailer ended any confusion. “I didn’t celebrate when I found out. I pretended that nothing was going on.” Still calm a day later, we asked when his celebration would begin. “In the car when I leave here,” he said, “and then, an even louder one when we get home.”
Management at Sheetz #713 will receive a $1,015 bonus for selling the big winning ticket. Our Washington County Racetrax “expert” will bank his prize. “It’ll be there for us when we need it, or when we can help family who do.”