Virginia woman whose husband is furloughed by government shutdown wins $100K, car in lottery

A Virginia woman whose husband is currently furloughed by the government shutdown has won $100,000 and a new Ford SUV thanks to the lottery.

“I cried. I couldn’t believe it,” Carrie Walls, of Ashburn, told the Virginia lottery of her win.

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Walls, who worked for the U.S. Air Force for more than 13 years, drew the winning ticket in a Dec. 4 drawing that was a part of the "Ford Expedition Plus $100K" promotion. Hers was one of 554,000 entries, the lottery said.

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Walls said the win came at an ideal time because her husband, who the lottery did not identify, is a federal worker who has been furloughed by the partial government shutdown.

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The Ashburn woman, who was already planning to take her family to Disney World prior to the win, picked up her $100,000 check and a new Ford Expedition from Koons Sterling Ford on Friday.

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