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Someone dropped a women's diamond ring into a Salvation Army red kettle in central Illinois.

Reports indicate, the ring had an anonymous note attached telling the charity to use the ring for toys, food, shelter or whatever is needed. Salvation Army Corps Officer Major Tom McDowell says the note was signed "God bless us all." The ring was dropped Thursday night into a kettle outside of a Walmart store.

McDowell says the ring was sold Friday to a Champaign jewelry store for $225.

Last year someone placed a 2003 half-ounce gold Liberty coin into a kettle in front of the same Walmart.

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