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Texas woman turned $18 bet on Derby day into $1.2 million

A Texas woman hit it big with her bet on the Derby day.

SELMA, Texas (WTHR) — While the Kentucky Derby is the main event at Churchill Downs each year, it was the other races that allowed a Texas woman to hit it big with her bet this year.

Retama Park is a racecourse outside San Antonio. The park posted to its Facebook page Saturday that an Austin woman who was at the facility during the Derby placed an $18 bet on races 8-12 Saturday.

Not only did the woman correctly pick Justify, she also got the winners in the previous four races right, turning that $18 into $1.2 million!