To off­set the shut­down, she won $100,000 in the lot­tery.

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

Amid all the heartache of the par­tial gov­ern­ment shut­down, there was a bright spot for one fam­ily of a fed­eral worker: Car­rie Walls won the Vir­ginia Lot­tery’s “Ford Ex­pe­di­tion Plus $100K,” a scratch-off con­test.

“I cried,” said Walls, who is from Ash­burn, Va. “I couldn’t be­lieve it.”

Walls, a vet­eran of the Air Force, had the win­ning ticket out of 554,000 en­tries. She bought the scratch-off Dec. 4, two weeks be­fore the fed­eral gov­ern­ment shut­down be­gan. For now, the Walls fam­ily doesn’t have to worry about that. They’re plan­ning a trip to Dis­ney World.

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