Lanham woman claims $28,564 prize
An anonymous Racetrax winner from Prince George’s County couldn’t hold back the tears as she visited Lottery Headquarters in Baltimore to claim a $28,564.20 prize on Aug. 8
“The bulk of this will go to my family,” the 59 year-old office worker said. “Don’t get me wrong, I’ll pay some bills first, but the rest goes to them.”
The Lanham resident prefers to help those she loves with as little fanfare as possible, hence she opted to remain anonymous as she claimed her prize.
“In the past I’ve gotten money to where it needed to go to help my people out without them knowing who sent it,” she said. “That’s where this cash will go.”
On Aug. 5, the lucky lady played a Racetrax Superfecta Box ticket with the Bonus option for 20 races, where she picked the 7-8-9-10 horses to finish in the top four in any order.
“I checked the results on my Lottery App at lunch. It was the 19th game that did it,” she said.
After she finished working that day, she discovered the good news alone at home. “I was screaming to myself!” she recalled.
It was her sudden ability to offer significant help to others brought the tears when she realized that she won, and again at Lottery Headquarters as she claimed her prize. She plans to make sure the funds do the most good possible for those who need it the most.
“People I love are in hard situations that I can make easier,” she said. “This really is a blessing.”
The Prince George’s County resident bought the lucky ticket at 7-Eleven #11574 at 9111 Annapolis Road in Lanham. Management there are also celebrating. They will receive a $285.64 bonus for selling the winning Racetrax ticket, equal to 1% of the prize.