Luck on a lark is being turned into more luck—for local charities.

Businessman Adam Weitsman hit it big at the Kentucky Derby without even having a horse in the running.

(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

According to his Facebook page and a report from WIVT TV, Weitsman, sitting with friends at Table 21, decided to place a five-dollar bet on long-shot, last minute entry: horse number 21: Rich Strike, which ended up winning the Derby at 80-to-1 odds.  Weitsman says he won an over $70,000 on the Trifecta.

Weitsman says he will donate his 60-thousand-dollar (after taxes) win to charities in the Binghamton and Syracuse areas.

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