Virginia Lottery Win Comes Just at the Right Time for Furloughed Worker
A big lottery win can come your way just when it’s most needed. That’s what happened to Carrie Walls who had a Virginia Lottery win, while her husband is still furloughed due to the US Government shutdown.
She took home $100,000 and a car in the Virginia Lottery’s ‘Ford Expedition Plus $100K,’ scratchcard contest. Her win also came on the first day that her husband John didn’t get paid.
Virginia Lottery Win at the Perfect Time
The shutdown has prevented him working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. With the dispute ongoing, this $100,000 Virginia Lottery win came at a perfect time, so it’s no surprise his wife was so emotional when learning of her win.
“I cried,” said the delighted 35-year-old, adding that she “couldn’t believe it.” Her luck really was in as her entry was picked from 554,000 others to win her fantastic prize.
Walls entered the Virginia Lottery draw on December 4, not knowing that soon her husband wouldn’t be getting paid from his job.
Disney World Here We Come
Carrie picked up her winning cheque and the brand-new Ford Expedition SUV at Koons Sterling Ford on January 11. There doesn’t seem to be any sign of an end to the Government dispute over the funding for the Mexico Border wall, so more workers may be waiting longer for their next pay check.
At least, this lucky family don’t have that to worry about for a while. As well as being able to pay bills again, they are also looking forward to a great trip. The lucky winner, who spent 13 years serving her country in the Air Force, wants to take her family to Disney World.