Sunday, May 5, 2013

First time bettor hits superfecta, wins $28.5k in Kentucky Derby

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Anyone who has ever gambled before knows how the odds at winning are stacked against them. But for one first time bettor, a woman from Hawaii, Saturday's Kentucky Derby definitely wasn't the case.

According to Dan Shapiro, marketing director at William Hill US, the woman won $28,500 before taxes after hitting the elusive superfecta in Race 11 at Churchill Downs. For those who may not be aware of what the superfecta is, it basically means the woman correctly predicted the order of finish for the top four horses.

Her first-place pick of Orb was a common one among bettors. Orb went off as the 5-1 favorite to win the 139th running of the historic race. However, her second-place pick in Golden Soul was a bit of a risk, as that horse began the day as a 34-1 long shot.

She rounded out her picks with Revolutionary and Normandy Invasion as the third and fourth-place finishers, respectively. Both of those horses were among the top contenders to win, according to the betting lines.

So, it's safe to say this woman had a pretty terrific weekend. Most bettors won't ever win that much money in their whole lifetimes. This lucky lady did it in her very first horse bet.

Will there be a wager number two for her in the future?

Via Bleacher Report

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