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Having some change left over from your shopping can often be useful. You could use it to buy some more food or, like a 26-year-old paralegal from Baltimore, Maryland, USA, use it to buy a $30,000 winning Ruby Riches scratch card.

The lucky player, who has asked to remain anonymous, had gone to Walther Liquors in Nottingham once she’d finished work. She purchased a pack of cigarettes and had a few dollars left over so decided to buy some Ruby Riches scratch cards too. Ivan and Debbie Brown from England, won £1m playing EuroMillions with a ticket purchased with some spare change.

There were plenty of scratch cards to choose from, but this player chose the Ruby Riches one as it was a new game and she liked how It looked. It proved to be a fantastic decision. Freeman Schlichting from Iowa, USA, chose a $30,000 winning Winner Winner Chicken Dinner scratch card because he thought it looked unusual. Alan Phillips from Wales won a £1 million Monopoly scratch card prize but it was the cashier who chose the game to play.

The 26-year-old didn’t immediately check her Ruby Riches scratch card. After a hard day at work, she was relaxing on her couch and watching some television and then decided to check her scratch cards to see if any of them were winners.

The Ruby Riches scratch card player thought to herself that “it would be cool if I won $50. I got the shock of my life when I saw that it was much more than that!”

Shocked at the fact she’d purchased a $30,000 winning Ruby Riches scratch card, she got it verified using the Maryland Lottery’s mobile phone app. It’s the latest big win in the state of Maryland, USA. Last week we told you how Ezekiel Simpson won $100,000 on a 5 Card scratch card. Also celebrating was Brittny Yost after her $100,000 win playing the “$100 Grand” scratch card game.

The big win has come at just the right time for the paralegal having just bought a new home. The Ruby Riches winnings are heading straight to her savings account, “just in case I need to use some of it to fix things around the house.” She also plans to help family members, too, especially her mom. “This is such a blessing,” the Ruby Riches winner said.

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