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

Lester Mason
January 14, 2019

There are unpaid prison guards feeding New Year's Day steak dinners to convicted felons. Even federal employees who want to be done with it all and retire can't because there's no one to process the paperwork.

A few days after Carrie Walls" husband missed his first pay cheque due to the longest partial government shutdown in USA history, she discovered she'd won USD$100K in the Virginia Lottery's "Ford's Expedition Plus $100K, ' scratch-off contest. She collected her prize on Friday and plans to use some of her victory cash to take the family to Disney World.

"I cried. I couldn't believe it", Walls said about winning, the lottery reported in the news release. "I couldn't believe it".

Her winning ticket was drawn on December 4, and she picked up her prizes on Friday, Jan. 11.


The drawing happened last month, before the government shutdown.

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".

Unions representing federal workers who haven't been paid filed suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, demanding full compensation for time and overtime they have worked. "With this lawsuit, we're saying, 'No, you can't pay workers with I.O.U.s". While Congress has approved back pay for federal workers, the legislation will still need to be signed by Trump in order for workers to gain their missed paychecks.

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