Triumphant Trio Give Baltimore’s ‘D&M’ a $30,734 Racetrax Prize

This U.S. Army veteran is still astonished by his $30,734 Racetrax Trifecta win.

Wins big with Trifecta bet

A lucky Baltimore man is in shock after scoring his biggest ever Maryland Lottery payday. The U.S. Army veteran won a $30,734 prize after placing a Racetrax Trifecta wager.

The 76-year-old, who nicknamed himself “D&M” by combining his initials and his wife’s initials, is an avid Lottery player. He particularly enjoys Racetrax. The retiree visits Plaza Liquors in Baltimore several days each week to play his electronic horses. “I have better luck with Racetrax,” “D&M” said.

He learned of his win the day he bought his ticket by checking 20 drawings for the 10-11-12 combination. “I couldn’t believe it,” the happy player said. “It was like a dream come true.” His wife was equally shocked after hearing news of his win.

“D&M” retired from the federal government in 1995. When asked of his plans for his prize, he said the windfall would go to pay bills. His lucky Lottery retailer, Plaza Liquors located at 5722 Wabash Avenue, can celebrate “D&M’s” luck, too. The store will receive a bonus of $307.34 from the Lottery for selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more.