The wife of a federal worker won the Virginia lottery as federal workers missed their first paycheck amid the government shutdown.
Carrie Walls, whose husband works at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, received a check for $100,000 and a Ford Expedition late last week.
Walls said when she realized she won she cried, and “couldn’t believe it.”
The family plans on using the earnings to take a Disney vacation in the near future.
Meanwhile, the government shutdown has continued into day 24, as various democrats were under fire for embarking on a Puerto Rican vacation.
Walls won the jackpot out of 554,000 entries from the scratch-off she purchased at the beginning of December.