Lucky “Nurse Dee” found her Superfecta Bonus win playing the time of day she woke up and adding the number 6!
Superfecta bet brings home a $41,715 prize for Owings Mills nurse
What are the odds that the time you wake up in the predawn hours is a number that is worth remembering? An Owings Mills nurse is $41,715 richer because her wake-up time became a winner when she played those numbers on a Racetrax bet.
“I was like, ‘Oh, my God!’ ” she said. “I was shocked about what happened.”
“Nurse Dee” woke up at 5:47 a.m. and went through her morning routine. After running errands, she decided to visit Lakeside Liquors in Owings Mills and try her luck playing Racetrax. When determining what numbers to play, she decided to go with the first numbers seen that day.
“I just had a feeling to go with the time I woke up at that morning,” she said. “So, since I woke up at 5:47, I picked the numbers 5, 4 and 7.”
“Nurse Dee” added the number “6” and placed a Superfecta bet that horses numbers 5, 4, 7 and 6 would place first, second, third and fourth in that exact order. She also added the bonus multiplier to the ticket and played her digits for 10 games. The loyal player then tried her luck with another set of numbers on another ticket.
Rather than watch the games at the store, the 71-year-old continued running errands and shopping. “Nurse Dee” remembered her Racetrax tickets when she arrived home so she went online to look up her games’ winning numbers.
“At first, I was confused about what happened and wanted to make sure that what happened was correct,” said the dazed winner. Both tickets were winners! When “Nurse Dee” returned to Lakeside Liquors to claim her prizes, the store could only cash one ticket. The confused player was sent to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore with her 5, 4, 7, 6 Superfecta Bonus ticket to claim her second prize. The multiplier for her winning game was 3.
“I never got the (second) ticket scanned!” she said. “When you guys showed me how much I’ve won, I couldn’t believe it!”
“Nurse Dee” plans to spend her prize paying bills and may buy a treat for herself. She isn’t the only one who wins in this story. Lakeside Liquors located at 9229 Lakeside Boulevard earns a retailer bonus of $417 for selling a winning Racetrax ticket of $10,000 or more. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.