CHICAGO -- Three years ago, a Chicago area paramedic named Dan had the right three horses in a $10 Trifecta box in the Kentucky Derby.
It was good for $56,000, says Dan.
Last Saturday, Dan (I'm withholding his last name because he wants to keep a low profile) and a couple of his buddies went to a suburban OTB to watch the Derby.
Dan selected a $10 Trifecta box with Musket Man, Mine That Bird and Pioneer of the Nile, meaning he needed all three to finish in the money, but not in any particular order.
Boom! He did it again. This time, says Dan, his take was $205,000 -- minus the $60,000 Uncle Sam took off the top.
On Monday, Dan was back on the job.
"I'm going to go somewhere nice," he said, "but I'm not going to do anything stupid [with the money.]"
Well played, sir.