Woman celebrates winning $1.2 million on $18 Kentucky Derby bet

Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 Kentucky Derby bet

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Monday, May 7, 2018
A Texas woman won $1.2 million on an $18 bet on a series of Kentucky Derby day races, on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
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AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas woman is celebrating after hitting an improbable Kentucky Derby jackpot on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

The woman, who didn't want to be identified, made an $18 dollar "Pick 5" wager at her local racetrack in Austin, Texas. She picked the winners of five races and got them right. Her prize totaled $1.2 million.

The woman has been going to the racetrack for years.

Here are the winners she picked: Limousine Liberal, Funny Duck, Maraud, Yoshida and Justify.


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