Woman Wins $1.2 Million Jackpot With $18 Kentucky Derby Bet

    Turning an $18 bet into a $1.2 million payday isn’t just luck, it’s a major blessing! 

    During the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, a woman from Austin, Texas, who chose to not be identified for good reasons, won big with a Pick 5 wager from a racetrack in Selma, TX. For those who don’t know what a Pick 5 is, it means that you put in a bet, with hopes of picking the winner of five consecutive races. 

    Clearly, it was her lucky day since she ended up correctly picking the final five winners at Churchill Downs, including the winner of the main event, Justify. 

    Can you imagine putting in a little bit of money and walking away with well over $1 million, must’ve been a great day for her!

    Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.