Diamonds Can Be a Man’s Best Friend Too

Westminster Man Wins $10,000 on Diamond Spectacular Game

Thomas Clark from Westminster recently learned that diamonds aren’t just a girl’s best friend when he won $10,000 on a Diamond Spectacular scratch-off ticket purchased at Taylorsville Shell.

The Carroll County man first revealed one winning spot on the $20 ticket worth $5,000. At first, he through it was a $50 winner until he noticed two more zeroes.

“I kept scratching the ticket and noticed another $5,000 prize,” the 58-year-old told Lottery officials.  “At this point, I was wondering if this was for real. I looked at the ticket again and confirmed I had just won the biggest prize of my life — $10,000!”

Thomas, who owns a construction company, plans to spoil his family with his winnings.  He is the proud father to seven children and grandfather to six, with another on the way.

He found his lucky ticket at the Taylorsville Shell gas station, located at 2605 W. Liberty Road in New Windsor.  The Diamond Spectacular game still has one top prize of $1 million and two $10,000 prizes remaining.