His win is a cut above the rest! Touring barber Desmond London won $20,489.60 with a Racetrax Superfecta Box bet.
North Carolina man places $9.60 Superfecta Box wager
One lucky number and a call to mom turned a Racetrax Superfecta Box bet into a major moneymaker for a traveling barber from Wilmington, North Carolina. The 38-year-old’s winning wager delivered a $20,489.60 prize!
Desmond London has cut hair for more than 20 years and seen his share of beards, sideburns, tapers and fades. Currently residing in the Washington, D.C. area, he keeps folks in the DMV looking sharp. When his workday ends, Desmond trades his scissors and trimmers for a seat at a Lottery retailer to enjoy a few rounds of the Maryland Lottery’s Racetrax game.
This week, while watching the horses run at Coventry Way Exxon in Clinton, Desmond noticed the race results and got a feeling that the No. 9 horse was headed for a win. To place a Superfecta bet, Desmond needed to pick three more horses. He phoned home for a bit of handicapping from his mother and she suggested the No. 7, 10 and 11 horses.
Desmond placed a Superfecta Box wager using the four horses for four races. His races were almost over when his horses made their move. As the field rounded the track for the final turn, good fortune aligned and his horses crossed the finish line in the No. 7, 10, 9 and 11 order. Because he boxed the wager, the finish paid off $20,489.60 on his