Nurse wins second lottery jackpot thanks to insomnia

Dec. 12 (UPI) — A Maryland woman said a bout with insomnia led her to a $ 13,323 lottery prize — her second big jackpot from the Racetrax game.

The 72-year-old Owings Mills woman told Maryland Lottery officials a recent bout of insomnia the day before a long shift at the hospital put a series of numbers into her head.

“I kept looking at my clock, frustrated that I was still awake,” the mother-of-six said. “The last time I remember seeing was 11:56 p.m.”

The registered nurse said the numbers stuck with her when she bought a ticket for the Racetrax virtual horse racing game the next day at Common Brook Liquors in Owings Mills.

“I needed a combination to play and the 11:56 just popped into my head,” she said. “I said to myself, ‘Maybe it’ll be lucky.'”

The 20-draw Trifecta bet on horse numbers 11, 5 and 6 earned the winner a $ 13,323 prize. The woman previously visited lottery headquarters in 2017 to collect a $ 125,000 Racetrax jackpot.

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