Special lucky numbers led to a $29,906 Racetrax win for this Baltimore County man.
Postal worker places Superfecta wager for the big prize
A Baltimore County man can thank a special date that he holds dear to his heart for a recent Racetrax win. The 56-year-old placed a $20 Superfecta wager for 20 races on horses 12, 8, 2 and 5 and they crossed the finish line in that order for a $29,906 prize.
The player, using the alias “Blake and Taylor” for Lottery publicity, decided to play Racetrax after dropping a friend at the airport earlier this week. The Lottery fan, who also enjoys playing Pick 4 and jackpot games, stopped at Royal Farms #193 in Linthicum Heights for a drink and a Powerball ticket. After looking up at the Racetrax monitor, he decided to play that game, too.
“I picked the numbers myself,” said “Blake and Taylor.” “They are very meaningful numbers.”
The Windsor Mills resident didn’t watch the races take place but checked the games once he got home.
“I was a bit discouraged at first because 18 games had played with no win,” he said. “It was the next to the last race that I won, I just couldn’t believe it.”
“Blake and Taylor” wanted a confirmation, so he visited a local gas station and asked the cashier to scan the ticket for him. Sure enough, he won a $29,906 Racetrax prize on his Superfecta wager.
“When I looked at that printout, I was like ‘Whoa!’ ” said the U.S Postal Service employee.
The father of two grown children, he immediately called his daughter and shared the news with her. He then made an appointment to claim his prize and did so on Tuesday. The happy winner told Lottery officials that his only plans are to put his prize toward his retirement, which he hopes will come in the near future.
Also celebrating in this Racetrax win is the Anne Arundel County Lottery retailer that sold the winning ticket. The Royal Farms store located at 803 Pinnacle Drive will receive a bonus of $299.06 from the Lottery for selling a winning Racetrax ticket worth $10,000 or more.