…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Lucky Scratch Card Surprise: California Woman Goes from $2,000 to $2 Million Jackpot
Ruby Evans, a resident of Compton, California, had an unexpected shock when she thought she had won $2,000 on a lottery scratch card, only to discover that her prize was a staggering $2 million.
The winning Instant Prize Crossword Scratchers ticket was purchased by Evans from Sweet Time Donuts, and she scratched it in her car right outside the shop.
Initially believing she had won $2,000, her excitement soared when she realized there were three extra zeros on the actual winning amount after scanning the ticket.
Remarkable Winning Streak
This is not the first time Evans has experienced lottery luck. In 2013, she won $100,000 on a scratch-off ticket, and her fortunate streak continued as she secured an additional $5,000 on a different ticket after becoming a millionaire.
The Donut Shop where she purchased the winning ticket also benefited, receiving a $10,000 bonus for selling the lucky scratch card.
A Blessing and a Fun Experience
Evans expressed gratitude for her unexpected windfall, describing it as a “big blessing.”
The newfound wealth provides her with the opportunity to pay off bills, mortgages, and help her daughters.
She mentioned that her fellow customers at the donut shop often playfully tease her about her multiple wins, jokingly asking her to save some winning tickets for them.
Evans expressed her intention to continue playing the lottery, particularly enjoying the Crossword Scratchers game.
Another Winner and Funding Public Education
In addition to Evans’ incredible win, Job Acquire also claimed a $2 million prize at Studio City 76 on Ventura Boulevard.
Just like Sweet Time Donuts, the business that sold the winning ticket will receive a $10,000 bonus.
It is worth noting that the proceeds from the California Lottery, which are not distributed as prizes, go towards supplementing funding for public schools in the state.
In the fiscal year 2021-22 alone, the lottery transferred approximately $2 billion to support public education, giving schools the flexibility to allocate the funds to important instructional programs that might otherwise lack sufficient funding.