Kentucky woman wins $63,000 after 10-cent bet at racetrack

Sometimes you can bet on VCU going all the way in the NCAA Tournament only for it to blow up in your face. Other times you can make a small wager on the first score in the Super Bowl being a safety and end up winning big.

That’s the beauty of betting on long shots. No matter how badly the odds aren’t in your favor, you always have a chance. And a small bet on your part could end up making you look like a genius.

That’s exactly the lesson learned by an insanely lucky Kentucky woman, who is now reportedly $63,000 richer after winning big on a petty 10-cent bet at a New Mexico horse racetrack. From WLKY.com:

72-year-old Julia Kring, of Frankfort, Ky., won the bet last week when she hit the Solo Pick 6 at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Kring had placed her bet through TwinSpires.com.

Kring said she saw an ad for the Sunland Pick 6 and decided to take a chance on that racetrack that day.

“I spent a lot of time studying, but it was all luck,” she told the El Paso Times. “I was fortunate to hit the Pick 6, but I’ll take it. It was an exciting day for me. I love trying to figure out a race. There are so many things to figure out and try to pick a winner. Racing is my passion.”

Big congrats to Julia on what we hope was a totally legitimate win and not the indication of 2012 branching off into Alternate 2012.

H/T Sports by Brooks Live
Photo credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

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  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    That may be the biggest return on investment in the history of investments.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a 10 cent minimum bet, however she used multiple horses, resulting in a bet of anywhere from a couple of bucks to a few hundred bucks, didn’t see  where she said how much she actually bet on the pic 6.  Other tracks, Gulfstream and some Ohio tracks have also offered this type of bet, besides just Sunland Park. It’s a lot of fun for a usually small investment, but to hit the jackpot you have to have the only winning ticket, so it is not just about picking all 6 winners. Congratulations to her, horseracing is a great game and needs to innovate to attract new fans.

  • Jimmy Greek

    It’s based on parimutuel and not straight odds like NFL.  Her 10 cents was in a pool of others who bet the same bet.  She was probably the only one to hit it so she received the total pool minus the track percentage. (about 17.5%)

  • Anonymous

    Lucky for her it was New Mexico and Not New York!!
    Otherwise she would have gotten only $600 and the Racing Commission would have swindled the rest!
    How long before anyone who bet on New York Racing starts suing!
    AAh can you say not very long!!!

  • http://twitter.com/tomt45 tom smyth

    the first time on this site,
    yet i’m already log-ed in.

    so –