Proceeds from a $12,674 Racetrax win will help “O’boys” buy a car for his community college commute.
Baltimore man picks up $12,674 prize
“O’boys” usually plays scratch-offs and his dad is a Racetrax guy, but back on March 27 the Baltimore son decided to play Maryland Lottery games his father’s way. He placed a Trifecta bet on horses 5, 11 and 12 for three races at $1 each and hit on the first race for $12,674.
“O’boys” didn’t realize it right away. He bought his lucky ticket at Eaton Liquors, 101 South Eaton Street, in Baltimore, but put the slip of paper in his pocket. The 19-year-old checked his racing success at home later using his Maryland Lottery smartphone app.
“I saw it and said I got to tell somebody,” the happy winner recalled after claiming his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. He called his dad, who could tell his son wasn’t pulling his leg.
“I know it can happen,” said the winner’s dad, who accompanied his son to claim the prize. The son’s big win is far more than his dad’s previous prizes, which have included wins of several hundred dollars.
“O’boys” delayed claiming his prize because he was busy with his senior year studies at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Graduation is this month! In addition, the lucky man wanted to put away money from other ventures so those funds and his Racetrax win will give him enough to buy a car.
“O’boys” has a head for numbers and is interested in accounting, computer programming and cyber security. The winner plans to attend community college classes while deciding on a career path. He also plans to use some of his prize to improve his graduation party and the beach vacation that follows commencement.
For selling a winning Racetrax ticket with a prize of $10,000 or more, Eaton Liquors picks up a bonus of 1 percent of the prize amount, or $126.74, from the Lottery.