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Woman bets $18, wins $1.2 million on Kentucky Derby

Woman bets $18, wins $1.2 million on Kentucky Derby
Posted at 6:24 AM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 03:30:52-04

SELMA, TX (RNN) – A Texas woman made almost as much money off the Kentucky Derby as the owners of the winning horse when her $18 bid snagged her a cool $1.2 million.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, placed a “pick five” bet on Saturday’s Run for the Roses and the four preceding it at Retama Park in Selma, TX, ESPN reports.

In a pick five, a person must choose the winning horses for five races in a row.

The $18 bet earned the woman $1.2 million after the favorite horse, Justify, who had 3-1 odds, rode to victory in the Derby.

According to ESPN, Justify had the surest odds of the winners chosen by the woman, who also picked Funny Duck at 40-1 odds in the 10th race of the day.

The woman is taking home around the same amount as Justify’s team, who won $1.4 million, according to the Associated Press.

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