A Smithville woman has won $250,000 from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Melody Carmical of Smithville traveled to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Claim Center in Little Rock this week to collect a check for $250,000.

Carmical won the prize on Dec. 14 when all five numbers drawn matched a special set of “angel” numbers she chose.

Carmical was quoted as saying “I select these numbers every time I play the lottery.”

Carmical stated she first told her husband about the winnings which they plan to use the money to pay bills and save it for retirement.