For Winners, Gratitude Is a Rose, Is a Rose . . .

United Press International

Lottery Secretary Rebecca Paul is in the habit of giving away things, not receiving them, so the three dozen red roses she found in her office were a surprise.

But the card that arrived with the flowers Tuesday solved the mystery. “Thanks for being so wonderful,” it read. “Here’s a rose for each million.”

The card was signed by Dennis and Sharon Glover of Temple Terrace, Fla., who last week claimed a $35.8-million Lotto prize.