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Sport Texas woman won $1.2 million on $18 Kentucky Derby Pick 5 bet

04:05  07 may  2018
04:05  07 may  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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A woman who won $ 1 . 2 million on Kentucky Derby day poses in this photo with Bill Belcher, vice president and general manager of the Retama Park race track near San Antonio, where the winning bet was placed.

The woman won $ 1 . 2 million after placing an $ 18 Pick 5 wager at the Retama Park racetrack in Salem, Texas , roughly 1,100 miles away from the action in Louisville, Kentucky , according to ABC News.

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This is just wild. A woman in Texas put just $18 down on a Kentucky Derby bet that turned into a staggering $1.24 million in take-home cash (before taxes, of course).

The woman, who chose not to be identified, correctly picked the winners of the final five races on Saturday at Churchill Downs, per ABC News. She laid down the bet at the Retama Park racetrack in Salem, Texas, on Saturday, watching them unfold at the track.

“It’s extremely rare,” Rachel Bagnetto, a spokeswoman for Retama Park, said. “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.”

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Texas woman wins $ 1 . 2 million on $ 18 Kentucky Derby bet . Justify stole the show at Churchill Downs on Saturday, winning the wettest Kentucky Derby of all time by more than two lengths.

Margaret Reid telling CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS-TV how $ 18 bet won her $ 1 . 2 million -- she had to pick winners of 5 straight races and May 5 , 2018 Kentucky Derby was fifth . Reid won a " pick five ," in which you have to pick the winner of five races in a row.

Per the report, the $1.24 million won on this bet nearly matched what Justify hauled in by winning the Run for the Roses.

And here we were thinking that the guy who won $150,000 on a futures bet for $500 got a massive return for his investment.

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Justify draws 7 post, is heavy 1-2 favorite for Preakness .
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