Texas woman turns $18 bet into $1.2 million in winnings
A Texas woman won big Saturday, turning an $18 bet on the Kentucky Derby into $1.2 million, according to KSAT.
Staff at Retama Park Race Track in Selma, Texas said the woman, who has not been identified, correctly picked the top five horses in order of their finish.
KSAT reported the woman’s “pick five” bet earned her $1.2 million. Retama Park staff posted a photo of the woman, who appeared eerily calm in the photo.
The winning bet will net the woman about the same amount as the team of winning horse, Justify. Justify’s winning amount to $1.24 million. Good Magic and Audible finished second and third respectively, according to the Kentucky Derby website.