‘Frederick Dad’ Taking Family on Canadian Vacation with $50,000 Prize

“Frederick Dad” plans to use his $50,000 Show Me $1,000,000! scratch-off prize to take his family on vacation.

Won playing Show Me $1,000,000! instant ticket

A Frederick County resident won the largest Lottery scratch-off prize of his life after leaving the gym and buying a Show Me $1,000,000! instant ticket. He scanned the scratch-off he purchased at a Frederick Wawa store and saw he won a $50,000 third-tier prize!

“I won 100 bucks a few years ago on a scratch-off but nothing like this,” he said with a smile.

The construction worker is a father of three and nicknamed himself “Frederick Dad” to tell his winning story. He’s an occasional scratch-off player.

“I don’t go out of my way to play. I will grab a ticket if I am in the store,” said “Frederick Dad.” “It is a lot more convenient with the machines so I don’t have to wait in line.”

The happy winner said he plans to spend the money on bills and a family vacation to Canada.

His lucky Frederick retailer was Wawa #8513 at 1001 West Patrick Street in Frederick County.

“Frederick Dad” is the third $50,000 winner in the Show Me $1,000,000 game. Three of these second-tier prizes remain in the $20 scratch-off, which went on sale April 18. There are still three unclaimed $1,000,000 top prizes along with 55 remaining $10,000 prizes and others ranging from $40 to $5,000.