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Maryland woman scores big prize trying lottery game for the first time



A Maryland woman tried the state lottery’s Racetrax virtual horse racing game for the first time and scored a $31,233 prize. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

July 10 (UPI) — A Maryland woman decided to try something new during a night out with friends and won $31,233 from the Maryland Lottery’s Racetrax virtual horse racing game.

The Silver Spring resident told Maryland Lottery officials she was out with friends at the Town Center Market in Riverdale when she decided to try the game for the first time.

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“I wanted to try something different,” the player recalled. “So, I went to the machine and played Racetrax.”

The player placed a $6 Trifecta bet for horses 12, 10 and 11 to place in that order, but ended up missing her races while hanging out with her friends.

“My friends urged me to check my ticket, so I went to the scanner,” she said. “I was shocked when I saw the amount because I have never won that amount of money ever.”

The ticket turned out to be a $31,233 winner. The woman celebrated by buying a round of drinks for her friends.

The woman said her winnings will go toward home improvement projects and her son’s college tuition.

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