Dorsey's Search store owner plays lottery, wins Blazer and promises it to daughter

November 25, 1996|By Katherine Marks | Katherine Marks,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Each week, Allview Liquors on Old Annapolis Road in Columbia's Dorsey's Search village sells about 1,000 Maryland lottery tickets.

A winning ticket was sold Nov. 15 to a customer who plays the lotto on a regular basis: Tom Jarvis, one of the store's three owners.

Jarvis won a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer worth about $25,000 with a "Hot Cars Cool Cash" scratch-off ticket.

He said that he has won before but "nothing of this magnitude." He doesn't usually buy scratch-off tickets, he said.

He and his daughter, Jessica, 17, will pick up the Blazer as soon as it arrives at a local dealership. Jarvis has promised the sport-utility vehicle to his daughter as a graduation gift.

Jarvis, a retired ironworker, said that being able to give the car away was just as thrilling as winning it.

Jarvis has promised his son, Justin, 13, that he'll keep playing the game so, with luck, he can get a similar graduation gift.

Pub Date: 11/25/96

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