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Former Disneyland cast member hits the jackpot

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Aug 24, 2009 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
Natalie Marston, 22, was working a side job as Snow White in Disneyland when she bought a lottery ticket in February. On Saturday, that ticket made her $5.2 million richer. Her scratch-off lottery ticket guaranteed her $2,000 and qualified her to go on a 30-minute lottery TV show. As the show's winner, she took home the $5.2 million jackpot. Marston no longer works at Disneyland, but the money wasn't what made her quit. She gave up her job as Snow White four months ago to pursue her real passion for acting. She has been working as an actress since she was 5 years old and is hoping to be able to continue. Playing Snow White "was just something I did to have an income between my acting jobs. I had a great run, a lot of fun and I got to meet great people and adorable kids," Marston said.

She and her fiance plan to use the money to travel, buy a house and have a fancier wedding than they would have been able to afford otherwise. She said, "We want to be smart with the money and do the right thing so it lasts for years to come. We'll obtain our goals a lot sooner than we would have been able to."