Loudoun County woman impacted by shutdown wins $100K in Virginia lottery

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 14, 2019

People rally against the partial federal government shutdown outside the U.S. Capitol January 10, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Her ticket was plucked from more than 554,000 entries, according to the Virginia Lottery.

Winning a lottery jackpot is always great, but one veteran said her recent prize was "especially timely", the Virginia Lottery reported.

She picked up the check and SUV on Friday. "I couldn't believe it".

Walls' ticket was selected from more than 554,000 entries in the December 4 drawing.

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.

A month and a half later, her family is perhaps one of the only ones not feeling the squeeze. President Donald Trump spent Saturday battling criticism that he doesn't have a plan to end the shutdown.

"This lawsuit is not complicated: We do not believe it is lawful to compel a person to work without paying them", Randy Erwin, president of the National Federation of Federal Employees, said in a statement. 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.

She said she planned on using part of the money to take the family to Disney World.

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