Call it beginner's luck.
Chanthan Eang, a hairdresser from Cranston, is $20,000 richer — and not because she recently booked Rapunzel for a wash and blowout.
It's because she bought a "Lucky Times 20" instant ticket from Food Mart and Smoke Shop in West Warwick.
A few scratches later and Eang soon realized she had won $20,000.
It was her first time ever playing the ticket, the Rhode Island Lottery Commission said in a release, and she said it must have been "beginner's luck."
"She doesn't know what she'll do with the money yet and said it was too soon to decide," the lottery commission said.
Thirty-three more top prizes of $20,000 remain in the Lucky Times 20 game.