Racetrax Gives Winner Third Big Lottery Prize

$62,576 Superfecta Box win follows two Bonus Match 5 prizes

A Reisterstown man experienced Maryland Lottery déjà vu when he entered the Winner’s Circle this week to claim a five-figure Racetrax prize. The loyal player, who won $62,576 on a Superfecta Box bet this time, took home $50,000 twice on Bonus Match 5 tickets in previous years.

“You’ve got to play to win,” he said.

The 64-year-old won playing Racetrax at his regular spot. He favors Pikesville Mobil because he’s won big there before and said the business has a friendly family-feeling atmosphere and great customer service. The employees know him by name as well as the game numbers he usually picks and the games he plays, the grandfather said.

A “strange feeling” inspired him to visit his favorite retailer and play Racetrax on the day he found his fortune. Rather than select numbers that carry personal significance, the loyal player picked the random numbers of 9, 10, 11 and 12 for his $2.40 Superfecta Box bet. The winner watched the race and saw his horses finish in the order of 12, 9, 10 and 11.

The Baltimore County man knew he’d won something but wasn’t sure of the size of his prize. He returned home to check the results on the Lottery website. The prize he discovered turned his ticket from being “A” winning ticket to “The” winning ticket.

“I looked at the website and realized that I actually won $62,576 and that’s when I almost had a heart attack,” he said.

The lucky winner plans to put his prize toward his grandson’s college fund and for upcoming trips.

Sharing his victory is Pikesville Mobile at 1509 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore County. The Pikesville retailer earns a $625.76 bonus for selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.