Racetrax Regular’s Shopping Change Turns into $62,622 Score

Silver Spring player wins by betting it all on one longshot pick

Thanks to the change from his routine purchase, a Racetrax player from Silver Spring can make a big change in the lives of his children. He plans to help them pay for college after a $4 bet he placed earlier this month turned into a $62,622 win.

Often, Racetrax players who score five-digit wins do so by hedging their bets on long-odds horses. For example, they’ll place a Superfecta bet (picking the first four horses to finish in the right order) on horses 12, 11, 10 and 9 and then box the wager. This reduces the prize but betters the odds by allowing horses to win in any of the first four slots.

By contrast, the lucky Montgomery County player placed a $2 Trifecta bet (three selected horses must finish in exact order). He added the $2 Bonus multiplier feature on a single race with horses 11, 12 and 10 to finish in that order. And, that’s exactly what happened!

In addition to helping pay for college for his kids, the winner and his wife might open a small carryout restaurant.

Sharing in his luck is Rodman’s Discount Food & Drugs at 4301 Randolph Road in Silver Spring. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket worth $10,000 or more, the store picks up a bonus of $626.22, equal to 1 percent of the prize.