Lucky lottery winner thought she got $2,000 prize on scratch card – only to realize she’d won a staggering $2 MILLION after checking her ticket
- Ruby Evans, from Compton has taken home three large prizes from the California Lottery in the last 10 years
- Evans spoke of her shock when her local Donut Shop revealed her true winning
A California woman thought she was having a good day after thinking she had won $2,000 on a lottery scratch card – only to be left stunned after she discovered she’d actually won a staggering $2 million.
Ruby Evans, from Compton, purchased the winning Instant Prize Crossword Scratchers ticket from Sweet Time Donuts.
Evans scratched the ticket in her car outside the shop, thinking she had won $2,000, but was shocked to find three extra zero’s on the end of the true figure when she took the card in to be scanned.
Amazingly, this is not Evans’ first win, as the lottery devotee also won $100,000 on a scratchoff ticket in 2013.
But her luck didn’t stop there – she won a further $,5000 on a different ticket after becoming a millionaire, lottery officials said.
Sweet Time Donuts will also receive a $10,000 bonus for selling a winning ticket
Evans won the $2million on a Instant Prize Crossword Scratchers in the California Lottery
Sweet Time Donuts also lucked out with the win, racking in $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.
‘I’ll tell you what, this is a big blessing. It’s given me a chance to pay off my bills, my mortgage, and help my daughters,’ Evans told the California Lottery. ‘I’m having fun.’
Evans also revealed that her fellow customers at the donut shop tease her about the multiple lucky wins.
‘They say ‘Ruby, haven’t you won enough? Save some winners for all of us,” she told the Lottery.
Evans said she will continue to play the Lottery, in particular the Crossword Scratchers.
Another winner of the California Lottery was also announced on Thursday, with Job Acquire winning $2million at Studio City 76 on Ventura Boulevard.
That business will also receive a $10,000 bonus for selling a winning ticket.
The proceeds from the California Lottery not given out as prizes goes to supplementing funding to California public schools.
The funds the Lottery transferred to public education totaled approximately $2 billion in the fiscal year 2021-22.
The funding is largely discretionary, meaning schools can use the money for important, yet unfunded instructional programs they would otherwise not afford.