“BFE Trucking,” who co-owns a trucking business with his cousin, plans to invest his share of a $62,576 Racetrax prize in the company.
Halethorpe man plans to invest his share of the windfall in the company
The latest in a long line of big Racetrax winners stepped into the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle this week to claim a $62,576 prize he won on July 9 with his cousin.
The 37-year-old co-owner of a small local trucking company and his cousin won with a Superfecta Box wager on horses 9, 10, 11 and 12. The anonymous Halethorpe resident, nicknamed “BFE Trucking,” said his cousin is his company partner. The cousin purchased the lucky Racetrax ticket that they paid for together while at Red Sea Petroleum in Baltimore. Their wager covered 20 races. When the cousin realized the next day that he was holding a $62,576 winning ticket, he ran straight over to “BFE Trucking’s” house to share the good news.
“He comes running in, yelling, ‘We won, we won’ over and over again,” said “BFE Trucking.” “This honestly could not have come at a better time for the business.”
The Baltimore County resident loves playing scratch-offs and draw games in other states, too, but said Maryland is the only state where he has won a big prize. The disabled U.S. Army veteran is going to invest the windfall back into the business. He said that he and his employees have also started an office pool to chase the $660 million Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs tonight, July 22. The estimated cash option for the Friday night drawing is $376.9 million.
The Lottery retailer that sold the ticket, Red Sea Petroleum located at 101 West Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore, also shares in the lucky win. For selling a winning Racetrax ticket with a value of $10,000 or more, the business earns a bonus of $625.76 from the Lottery. The bonus is equal to 1% of the prize.