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Searcy woman has 200,000 reasons to be thankful

Natasha Ridings (Source: Arkansas Scholarship Lottery) Natasha Ridings (Source: Arkansas Scholarship Lottery)
SEARCY, AR (KAIT) -

A Searcy woman has good reason to be thankful this holiday. In fact, she has 200,000 reasons.

Natasha Ridings recently bought a $10 Black Pearls lottery ticket at the Doublebee’s in her hometown.

When she didn’t win any money, instead of tossing it in the trash, she entered it into the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s “Play it Again Second Chance Drawing.”

What was a losing ticket wound up winning her $200,000.

Ridings told lottery officials she plans to use the money to buy herself a new home.

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