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Texas Woman Wins $1.2 Million On $18 Kentucky Derby Bet

SAN ANTONIO (CBDFW.COM/CBSNEWS.COM) - An $18 bet paid off in a big way for an Austin woman Saturday at Retama Park Race Track in Selma, Texas.

Margaret Reid walked away with a cool $1.2 million when Justify won the Kentucky Derby, reports CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS-TV.

Reid, who has been going to Retama for years with her friends, told the station, "It was an amazing feeling, yes, that you won a really big, like a really big ticket. A mini-lotto if you will."

Reid won a "pick five," in which you have to pick the winner of five races in a row. That fifth race happened to be the Kentucky Derby.

Selma, Texas -- where the Retama Park Race Track is located -- is about 20 miles northeast of San Antonio.

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