I thought I'd won £1,600 on lottery – but then a shop worker revealed how much I had actually scooped | The Sun

A WOMAN was left feeling twice as lucky after going to claim her lottery win to find it was much larger than expected.

Ruby Evans was thrilled when she scooped a cash prize on a scratchcard, unaware it was missing a few zeros off the end.

She had purchased an Instant Prize Crossword Scratchers ticket at a store in Compton, California, and thought she had won £1,600.

The lotto player then returned to the Sweet Time Donuts branch to grab a claim form so she could get her hands on her windfall.

But when the shop's owner scanned the lucky ticket, a drastically different amount appeared on the screen.

It turned out that Ruby had actually banked a whopping £1.6million after coming up trumps with her scratchcard.


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The mum explained she was left stunned by her newfound wealth, but she vowed to enjoy her money to the max.

She told lottery officials: "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. I’m having fun."

But it seems that Ruby has already been enjoying a lengthy streak of luck – as she has already won big lottery prizes before.

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She claimed she previously won £80,000 on another scratchcard game in 2013.

On top of that, she bumped up her stash of cash with a £4,000 win on a lotto ticket bought at the same donut shop that made her a millionaire.

The owners of Sweet Time Donuts will also receive £8,000 for selling the winning ticket.

We previously told how a man was so glued to the TV that he didn't realise he had just scooped a lotto win of £5million.

The lucky New Zealander took home the lotto sum at the weekend – and even kept it secret from his wife initially.

He said: "I didn't pay any attention to the Lotto results that evening as I was too busy watching the rugby – Blues versus Crusaders."

And another big winner claimed she scooped £530,000 using lottery numbers that appeared to her in a dream.

The Australian played the same numbers after they came to her as she slept a while ago, but didn't strike gold until this draw.

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