Wes Welker was accidentally overpaid at Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It turns out Wes Welker’s luck at the Kentucky Derby extended beyond the racetrack and into the cashier’s window.
Welker was seen at Churchill Downs with a large stack of cash and handing out $100 bills to random people earlier this month.
A spokesman for Churchill Downs said yesterday that a patron believed to be a member of Welker’s group was accidentally overpaid $14,898. TMZ reported that the Denver Broncos receiver sent a friend to collect his winnings for him.
Welker’s friend was supposed to receive $42,295.35 but instead was given $57,193.90 for an overpayment of $14,484.55, Rogers said. After processing some tickets, the screen on the tote terminal malfunctioned and went blank but it actually still had a total going, Rogers said. So, the patron was accidentally paid twice on those first few tickets.
Although the track sent a letter to that individual seeking repayment, the track doesn’t expect to be repaid.
Welker told The Dan Patrick Show yesterday that he and his friends never calculated how much they were due and that they made most of their winnings at the Kentucky Derby from boxing Commanding Curve.