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Las Vegas Contest Winner Make Plans for Money

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Donna Kline and her daughter Jacquinn. Donna Kline and her daughter Jacquinn.

LAS VEGAS -- One lucky Las Vegas woman who won $30,000 on New Year's Eve says she will use the money to help her daughter pay for college.

Donna Kline found out just before midnight she was the winner of the Channel 8 Facebook contest. She was selected at random from nearly 8 million entries. Over the course of the past month, Facebook followers could enter numerous times.

Kline is a teacher's assistant who works with special needs kids in the Clark County School District. She describes herself as a shy person who enjoys working with children.

"Just going in and seeing their faces when they see me. Every morning."

Her 18-year-old daughter, Jacquinn, says her mother never complains about the challenges of her job. She is proud of how the kids count on her.

"I'm just thankful that they have somebody to look up to because she's there everyday," Jacquinn Kline said.

Now, Donna is faced with a decision on what to do with her winnings.

"After thinking about it, these past couple hours, I want to help my daughter after she finishes high school get into college and maybe do a little trip or something because she's a wonderful kid and I love her so much.

Until now, they had no idea how Jacquinn, who graduates from high school this year, would afford college.

"I didn't know how I was going to do it," Donna said.

It was also on Jacquinn's mind. "A few days ago, I was like, oh my gosh, what am I going to do?"

Donna says her daughter has big plans and she wants to help her achieve them.

"I believe she has it in her to fulfill all her dreams," Donna said.

Jacquinn hopes to attend college in Ohio and study foreign affairs. The mother and daughter also plan to have a little fun with the money by planning a visit to Hawaii.

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