The holidays came early this year for Samuel Fabian of Rockville. The 37-year-old won $50,000 on the Maryland Lottery scratch-off Nutcracker Cash Doubler. Samuel, who plays scratch-offs almost every weekend, purchased the ticket on Sunday at Aspen Hill Liquor, Beer & Wine on 13745 Connecticut Ave. in Silver Spring.
Samuel said he kept his cool after scratching the ticket in the store and then headed home to share the news with his wife. With the winnings, Samuel plans to take his two children on a vacation to Disney World.