The spouse of a federal worker put out of work by the federal government shutdown picked up a $one hundred,000 verify and a brand-new SUV on Friday after profitable a Virginia lottery recreation, the state lottery reported.
Carrie Walls, of Ashburn, gained the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Ford Expedition Plus $100K promotion. Her ticket was drawn out of 554,000 entries within the Dec. 4, 2018, drawing, the lottery stated.
In response to the lottery, she stated the $one hundred,000 is timely because her husband is a federal employee furloughed in the federal government shutdown, which has lasted 21 days as of Friday.
“I cried. I could not consider it,” she stated about realizing she’d gained the highest prize.
She picked up the verify and SUV on Friday. She stated she was already planning to take her family to Disney World.