Lucky Papa’s Grocery Trip Starts Journey to $100,000 Scratch-off Win

(STL.News) – “Lucky Papa” is $100,000 richer after a weekend scratch-off purchase.  “Lucky Papa” claims $100,000 top prize on Big Money Maker ticket
A Saturday trip to the supermarket to pick up some corn slaw put “Lucky Papa” of Prince George’s County on the path to a $100,000 top-prize scratch-off win.

The father of two and grandfather of four finished his grocery errand and decided to swing by nearby Accokeek Liquors in Accokeek to buy Lottery scratch-offs.  The federal government motor vehicle operator is a loyal player and enjoys passing the time playing instant tickets.  On Saturday, he bought six games, including three Big Money Maker instant tickets, before heading home.

“Lucky Papa” and his son were together in the family room and his wife was in another part of the house when the 61-year-old started playing his games.  He had no luck except for one of the $10 Big Money Maker games.  At first, he thought his prize was $10.

“I pushed it to the side and said, ‘At least I got my $10 back.’”  Then, “Lucky Papa” took a closer look and realized the prize for matching the game’s winning number of 12 was $100,000.  He’s won $1,000 a few times playing Multi-Match and that same amount on several scratch-offs, but nothing the size of this top prize!