Lottery winner plans to buy house for her family

Lottery winner plans to buy house for her family

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman has plenty to be thankful for this holiday season, after winning $250,000.

Kimberly Smith won the prize with a $10 Big Money Multiplier instant ticket she bought at the Kum & Go on Johnson Avenue.

"I think I won a lot of money," Smith reportedly told her son after she scratched the ticket.

On Monday, she and her four children, along with several other family members, traveled to Little Rock to claim her prize.

Smith told Arkansas Scholarship Lottery officials that she plans to use her winnings to buy a home for her family and a reliable car.

"I've never had more than $3,000 to my name at one time," Smith said.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android