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Woman Turns $18 Into $1.2M On Kentucky Derby Bet

Gambler Correctly Selects Five Winners In Races


One lucky bettor from Texas pocketed a whopping $1.2 million from a measly $18 bet on this past weekend’s Kentucky Derby, per a report from ESPN.

The woman, whose name wasn’t disclosed, correctly picked five straight winners in Races 8-12 at Churchill Downs. The woman correctly selected Justify as the winner of the Derby, but that horse was considered the favorite to win. She also correctly picked a 40-1 underdog (Funny Duck) in a different race.

Additionally, she was correct with the winners in the eighth (Limousine Liberal, 4-1), ninth (Maraud, 8-1) and 11th (Yoshida, 10-1) races, the report said.

“To bet that little amount of money and win $1.2 million is unheard of,” said a spokesperson for Retama Park, the track in Texas where she made the wager.