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