The Maryland State Lottery Agency issued the following news release:
Thomas Lee of Lexington Park really enjoys Maryland Lottery instant tiffany accessories. While he's played many different games over the years, Ruby Red 7's has recently become his favorite. Why? First, because this ticket was given to him by his daughters as a birthday gift, and then because it turned out to be a top-prize winner
"I didn't scratch the ticket right away," said Thomas, a builder of helicopter flight simulators for the military. "With all the excitement of my daughters' visit and the party I didn't get a chance." The brand-new 65-year-old finally found some time to play a few days later, after his family had gone home and the house had quieted down. "I didn't really believe my eyes. I studied the entire ticket, sure that it was a joke."
A call to his daughters to share the news tiffany bracelet met with disbelief, "They were even more surprised than I was." Thomas made a second call to his fishing buddy. "We'd talked about a fishing trip to Alaska - this money is going to make it happen."
The Ruby Red 7's birthday gift was purchased at the Rod N' Reel, 18161 Notch Rd. in Lexington Park.
When I graduated from high school in [mumble mumble], some of my friends' parents gave them cars. My tiffany bracelets gave me a walnut rocking chair from E. A. Clore. This might seem an odd choice for a graduation present, but consider this: I still have the chair, and I certainly would not still have the car, given how many years ago [mumble mumble] was.