Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 Kentucky Derby Pick 5 bet

Well that bet was certainly justified.

A Texas woman nearly matched Justify's $1.24 million payday for winning the Kentucky Derby after she correctly picked five straight winners in Races 8-12 at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

The woman won $1.2 million after placing an $18 Pick 5 wager at the Retama Park racetrack in Salem, Texas, roughly 1,100 miles away from the action in Louisville, Kentucky, according to ABC News.

While Justify was the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby at 3-1 odds, the woman, who requested to remain unidentified, correctly picked a number of upsets from the 8th to 11th races.

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May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; A general view of roses in the infield before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; Horses make their way around the first turn during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; Mike Smith aboard Justify (7) beats Javier Castellano aboard Audible (5) to the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Justify #7, ridden by jockey Mike Smith crosses the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Men in fancy patterned suits cheer with their Mint Juleps on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Mary Meek/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Justify #7, ridden by jockey Mike Smith crosses the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Jockey Mike Smith celebrates atop of Justify #7 after winning the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Jockey Mike Smith celebrates atop of Justify #7 after winning the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; From left Paige Rogers , Josephine Whan and Soohuen Whan take shelter from the rain under a tarp during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; A general view from the infield during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: A view of the Churchill Downs race track during Kentucky Derby 144 on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Chruchill Downs)
May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; Women in derby attire wear plastic bags to seek shelter from the rain during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Jim Owens-USA TODAY Sports
May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; Rain falls before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Jim Owens-USA TODAY Sports
May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; Lora Coomes wears a derby hat during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Jim Owens-USA TODAY Sports
May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; Mike Smith aboard Justify (7) in the winner's circle during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Jockey Mike Smith celebrates with trainer Bob Baffert after winning the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Texas woman correctly picked Mauraud (8-1) to win the American Turf Stakes in the ninth race, Yoshida (10-1) to win the Old Forester Turf Classic in the 11th race and 40-1 longshot Funny Duck in the Pat Day Mile, the 10th race of the day. The bettor also correctly picked Limousine Liberal (4-1) to win the Churchill Downs Stakes, the eighth race of the day.

Rachel Bagnetto, spokeswoman for Retama Park, told ABC News a bettor winning that much for such a small wager is "unheard of" at the Salem, Texas racetrack.

"It's extremely rare," Bagnetto said. "To bet that little amount of money and win $1.2 million is unheard of. In fact, it's the first time it's happened at Retama."

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