Woman wins $2 million lottery jackpot after thinking it was $2,000 prize
LOS ANGELES (Gray News) - A Southern California woman recently got a pleasant surprise when finding out her lottery ticket was worth a couple million dollars.
According to the California Lottery, Ruby Evans’ million-dollar story began when she bought an Instant Prize Crossword scratch-off ticket at Sweet Time Donuts in Compton.
She scratched the ticket and thought she had won $2,000.
But when she returned to the store to obtain a claim form, the shop’s owner scanned the winning ticket and a new prize amount appeared in the amount of $2 million.
“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 lottery officials. “I’m having fun.”
Evans also shared that she previously won $5,000 from a lottery ticket bought at the same store.
The store owners will receive $10,000 for selling the $2 million ticket.
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