Wow! Woman Wins $1.2 Million with $18 Kentucky Derby Bet
This lady truly had one of the luckiest days ever.
After guessing 5 consecutive winners at the Kentucky Derby, she is now a millionaire.
A woman scooped a whopping $1.2 million on an $18 bet on races at the Kentucky Derby day after picking five consecutive winners.The unnamed woman, from Austin, Texas, selected five separate horses in five races at the Retama Park racetrack in Salem, Texas, on Saturday.And she was left gobsmacked as she watched them come home victorious one by one.Watching events on a screen at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, some 1,100 miles away, she managed to pick the winner of the Kentucky Derby and all four races leading up to the main event.Rachel Bagnetto, spokeswoman for Retama Park, told ABC News: 'It's extremely rare.
'To bet that little amount of money and win $1.2 million is unheard of. In fact, it's the first time it's happened at Retama.'
In fact, the woman's winnings nearly matched the $1.24 million prize Justify won in the famed thoroughbred Run for the Roses.Her hot streak started with the eighth race on Saturday at Churchill Downs when 6-year-old gelding Limousine Liberal won the Churchill Downs Stakes.She picked Maraud to win the American Turf Stakes in the ninth race, and Funny Duck to take the Pat Day Mile race despite 39-1 odds.
Her selection in the 11th race was 9-1 longshot Yoshida, who beat out favorite Beach Patrol by a nose in the Old Forester Turf Classic.
The woman's easiest bet was Justify, who was the favorite at 3-1 odds and won the 144th Kentucky Derby by three lengths. -(George Martin, Daily Mail)