HAGERSTOWN -- It wasn't the first time David Brodka had received a mailer containing a key from Hoffman Automotive in Hagerstown. But when he went to the dealership Thursday to see what he had won, Brodka was amazed when he left in a 2008 Jeep Patriot.
"I always go in, but I usually get the low prize," Brodka said Friday.
After the number on his key/mailer was checked, he was told to wait while the Hoffman staff verified some things.
A short time later, Brodka, 44, of Hagerstown, was told he was the winner of a vehicle with an estimated value of $20,000, said Doug Stahl, general sales manager of the dealership on Edgewood Drive.
Brodka still was smiling from ear to ear Friday.
"Wouldn't you?" he asked.
Brodka has the title to the four-door, sport utility vehicle free and clear.
"I pay the taxes and the insurance like any other vehicle," he said.