Lucky “Cyncha” found herself in the Racetrax Winner’s Circle after placing a Trifecta bet.
No. 10, 11 and 12 horses pay off for Baltimore resident
Lucky “Cyncha” of Baltimore has her Racetrax game-playing technique down pat, thanks to tips her retired father shared from his days betting the horses at Pimlico Race Course and other horse-racing tracks.
The grandmother of two often joins her retired father at Woodlawn Mart in Baltimore to play Racetrax and relax in the friendly store’s comfortable stay-and-play area. She said she typically tracks a series of races in the computer-animated horse racing game, and then plays a Trifecta ticket. On the day Lottery luck brought all of her horses home for a $30,879 win, “Cyncha” placed a Trifecta bet on horses No. 10, 12 and 11 to finish in that exact order in five races.
Although she stayed to watch the horses cross the finish line, “Cyncha” didn’t see the winning numbers for all five races.
“I didn’t really know if I won,” said the 56-year-old. Only when the father-daughter team checked her $5 ticket on the retailer’s ticket checker did they realize that she was, in fact, a big winner. A hushed consultation with Woodlawn Mart employees confirmed her $30,879 prize and then the two quietly left the store.
The mother of two plans to keep her good fortune a secret and will save her winnings – for now. Her father, who accompanied her to Lottery headquarters to claim the prize, kept teasing her that his home of more than 40 years could use some repairs!
Their favorite retailer, Woodlawn Mart, is also a winner. The Baltimore County store located at 1818 Woodlawn Drive earned a bonus of $308.79 from the Lottery for selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.