A Texas woman who ponied up $18 for a bet in the Kentucky Derby is riding high after winning a cool $1.2 million.

“It was an amazing feeling yes, that you won really big, like a really big ticket,” winner Margaret Reid told CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS-TV.

Reid won a “Pick 5,” in which bettors have to choose the winner of five races in a row. She rightly chose Limousine Liberal, Maraud, Funny Duck, Yoshida and Derby winner Justify.

The lucky lady, who has been going to the Retama Park Race Track in Selma for years with her friends, said she did her homework to figure out the carefully placed wager.

“It doesn’t always work out, but sometimes it does,” she said.

Retama Park owner Bill Belcher said Reid was in the sports bar when she found out she’d won.

“The whole bar went nuts,” he told mySanAntonio.com. “The odds are unbelievable, and the payout was so big. She was very excited.”

Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 horse racing bet came out

According to Belcher, it was Justify’s win that made Reid a millionaire.

The horse, nicknamed “Big Red,” came out of the No. 7 post to win the race. Reid’s winnings almost match the horse owners’ $1,432,000 victory.

Reid plans on using part of the cash to treat herself to a vacation and investing the rest.

“I’ll invest some of it, obviously,” she said. “I have a young daughter that’s going to be going to college in three years, so some of it will go there.”

Resourse: https://nypost.com/2018/05/07/woman-wins-1-2-million-on-18-horse-racing-bet/

Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 horse racing bet
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