Woman who gave back £27m accidently put into bank account has wild new career

The woman who went massively viral after handing back £27 million her bank gave her by mistake has had a dramatic new career change.

Ruth Balloon hit the headlines in 2019 when she checked her bank account to find the eye-watering amount after her shift a Dallas, Texas shoe shop Roma Boots.

She initially hoped someone had gifted her the money, but quickly checked with her bank.

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Sadly the $37 million (then £27 million) was put in her account in error.

Balloon, from Dallas, then gave all of the money back to her bank LegacyTexasBank.

“I was like, ‘wow, we have a lot of money’!," she told KTVT in December 2019.

“I hoped someone really gifted us with that $37 million,” Balloon told the outlet.

For her brief moment as a millionaire, Balloon thought about just how she would spend her acquired wealth.

“First I was going to do 10% tithing, she told local news.

“Then I was going to donate some money and then I would have invested in real estate.”

LegacyTexasBank said in a statement: "On Tuesday, December 10 (2019), our client made a foreign currency deposit into her LegacyTexas account – due to the fluctuation in exchange rates, all foreign currency transactions must be manually entered into our system through our back office.

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"When our client’s deposit was being keyed in, our representative entered her account number into the amount field by mistake," the bank said, according to KTVT.

Following the error, Balloon said she wasn't going to try and keep the money, but hoped for a “thank you” reward for being a good customer and notifying the bank.

But now, nearly two years later, it seems that Ms Balloon is doing well for herself, having started a coming putting on children's parties – involving a giant foam bubble bus.

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Called Bubble Stop, and launched alongside friend Eva Brandys, the pair drive a giant school bus-style vehicle, and unleash a tidal-wave of bubbles and foam on children at parties.

They also provide music and party games, while flooding the local area with bubbles and foam.

Speaking to a local NBC news affiliate recently, she said: “The best place to have a bubble party is in front of your house.

“It's very clean – it dissolves – there's nothing toxic.”

She could have bought a lot of bubble vans with £27 million . . .

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