Wife of furloughed federal worker wins $100,000 plus SUV in Virginia lottery

Carrie Walls picked up her check and the keys to her new SUV on Friday in Sterling Virginia

Carrie Walls picked up her check and the keys to her new SUV on Friday in Sterling Virginia

The partial government shutdown has lost its hold on one family in Virginia.

An Ashburn woman ended up winning Virginia Lottery's top $100,000 prize at precisely the right time as her husband - an Air Force veteran who served her nation for 13 years - is now furloughed due to the partial government shutdown.

"I cried. I couldn't believe it", she said about realizing she'd won the top prize. "I couldn't believe it".

Walls played in a December 4 drawing that included "more than 554,000 entries", according to the news release.

Nobel Prize-winning scientist stripped of last honorary titles over racist comments
He said the scientist's awareness of his surroundings were "very minimal" and rejected the notion he was a "bigot". Watson, Crick and another British scientist, Maurice Wilkins, won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1962.

While the government is in a partial shutdown, many businesses are stepping up to help those affected by it, including AT&T and other mobile providers who are waiving their late fees for the furloughed.

An estimated 800,000 federal workers missed their pay cheques on Friday due to a prolonged US government shutdown over border wall funding disagreements.

Trump fired off a series of tweets Saturday in an effort to defend his stance and goad Democrats to return to Washington and end what he called "the massive humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border". "With this lawsuit, we're saying, 'No, you can't pay workers with I.O.U.s".

On Friday, Congress passed legislation guaranteeing back pay for furloughed workers. "But to understand that plan you would have to understand the fact that I won the election, and I promised safety and security for the American people". They're planning a trip to Disney World.

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