Strategy, perfectly timed Superfecta Wheel bet delivers prize
A Racetrax duo calling themselves “The Brain” and “The Financier” just pulled off a winning caper that produced a $10,686.60 win. The Prince George’s County pair combined strategy — placing a Superfecta Wheel bet — and lucky timing to pocket a longshot purse.
The grocery manager and bus driver played the Lottery’s virtual horseracing game individually for about three years until meetups at the same Racetrax spots led to the partnership. For the last year, “The Financier” has paid for wagers while “The Brain” set his mind toward coming up with the perfect plan for a big win.
The pair combined high probability horses with several longshots in a Superfecta Wheel bet spanning multiple races. For their winning bet at Hampton Mall in Capitol Heights, the pair selected the No. 1 or 2 horse to finish in first place and the 10, 11 and 12 horses for second, third and fourth place finishes in any order.
They put their plan into action, betting over several games until late in the evening without success. The determined pair then tried their strategy on one more wager and won on the second to last of six races!
The happy Racetrax handicappers told Lottery officials they plan to split their payout evenly. They both plan to use their winnings for bills and a bit of fun. “The Brain” said a portion of his funds will pay for a family vacation and “The Financier” plans to take his girlfriend out for a night on the town.
Also in the money from the big win is the lucky Lottery retailer. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more, Hampton Mall Exxon at 8901 Central Avenue in Prince George’s County will earn a $106.86 retailer bonus from the Lottery.