LAUREL -- Alice Thomas of Baltimore had the only winning ticket and collected Laurel's $158,247.90 Double Triple yesterday.
Thomas, 53, a horse player for 30 years, said she wasn't sure what she would do with her winnings.
"I have no idea. I'll be back. . . . That's probably where it will go, back to the track. Not all of it, but part of it," said Thomas, who works at American Trade Binders.
Thomas invested $21 in the third race, the first half of the Double Triple.
"I had one exchange ticket going into the second half [fifth race], and I almost threw that away," she said.
Thomas said she didn't even realize immediately how much she'd won.
"I thought it was only $15,000 until I got to the window and he [the mutuel clerk] put it through," Thomas said.
"They [the clerks] are more excited than I am. I hit an $887 exacta once, but nothing like this."