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Wife of unpaid federal employee wins $100,000 on lottery

/ 08:15 AM January 15, 2019
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WASHINGTON, United States – Her husband is one of thousands of federal employees who haven’t been paid due to the US government shutdown — but a Virginia woman snagged her family some extra income, winning $100,000 and a car in the state lottery.

“I cried. I couldn’t believe it,” Carrie Walls said, recalling the moment she realized she had won, the Virginia Lottery said in a news release.

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Along with the $100,000, Walls — who lives in Ashburn, a suburban town near Washington — also bagged a Ford Expedition SUV.

Around 800,000 federal employees have been on mandatory leave or working without pay for 24 days as US President Donald Trump and Congress wrangle over funding for a wall on the southern border.

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On Friday, Congress voted to guarantee federal employees retroactive pay once the shutdown ends. /cbb

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