Air force veteran whose man is not paid because of the closure of the government wins the lottery

Air force veteran whose man is not paid because of the shutdown wins $ 100k and an SUV in the Virginia Lottery

  • Carrie Walls won the Ford Expedition Plus $ 100K & # 39; from the Virginia Lottery and collected her brand new SUV and a check for $ 100,000
  • Walls, a veteran from the US Air Force, had the winning ticket from 554,000 entries
  • The victory came at an ideal time, because her husband is sent away by the shutdown
  • I cried, I could not believe it, Walls said when she discovered she had won

Leah Mcdonald for Dailymail.com

A woman from Virginia, whose husband is one of the 800,000 employees affected by the government's closure, won $ 100,000 and an SUV in the lottery.

Carrie Walls won the Ford Expedition Plus $ 100K & # 39; from the Virginia Lottery, a scratch race.

On a photo of the State Lottery Commission, she smiles in the driver's seat of the new white SUV and holds a Virginia Lottery check almost as wide as the front door.

I cried, I could not believe it, Walls said when she discovered that she had the winning numbers.

Carrie Walls (photo) won $ 100,000 and an SUV in the Virginia lottery, while her husband was fired by the closure of the government

Carrie Walls (photo) won $ 100,000 and an SUV in the Virginia lottery, while her husband was fired by the closure of the government

Walls (photo & # 39; s) that were spent in the air force for more than 13 years cried when they discovered she had won

Walls (photo & # 39; s) that were spent in the air force for more than 13 years cried when they discovered she had won

Walls (photo & # 39; s) that were spent in the air force for more than 13 years cried when they discovered she had won

Walls, a veteran of the US Air Force, had the winning ticket from 554,000 entries.

She said that the victory came at an ideal moment because her husband, John Walls, is a federal employee who was saddled by the partial elimination of the government.

Walls bought the scratch on December 4, two weeks before the closure began.

She said she was already planning to bring her family to Disney World.

The closure of the US government became the longest on the day of Friday at midnight, when it was a 21-day extension in 1995-1996 under President Bill Clinton.

Trump shot off in a series of tweets on Saturday in an attempt to defend his position and to persuade Democrats to return to Washington and put an end to what he called & # 39; the massive humanitarian crisis on our southern border. .

But most legislators left the city on Friday and did not return before Monday, leaving little chance for a solution to the stalemate before that time.

Air force veterans Carrie Walls and husband John Walls are shown on her Facebook page

Air force veterans Carrie Walls and husband John Walls are shown on her Facebook page

Air force veterans Carrie Walls and husband John Walls are shown on her Facebook page

Walls depicted during active service said the victory came at an ideal time because her husband was not paid

Walls depicted during active service said the victory came at an ideal time because her husband was not paid

Walls depicted during active service said the victory came at an ideal time because her husband was not paid

The stalemate has paralyzed Washington – its impact increasingly felt throughout the country – with the president refusing to raise budgets for parts of government departments that were not related to the dispute.

But most legislators left the city on Friday and did not return before Monday, leaving little chance for a solution to the stalemate before that time.

As a result, 800,000 federal employees – including FBI agents, air traffic controllers and museum staff – received no salary on Friday.

Trade unions representing federal workers who have not been paid have filed a lawsuit in the US Court of Federal Claims and demand full compensation for the time and overtime they have worked.

People are fighting against the partial closure of the federal government outside the US Capitol on January 10, 2019 in Washington, DC.

People are fighting against the partial closure of the federal government outside the US Capitol on January 10, 2019 in Washington, DC.

People are fighting against the partial closure of the federal government outside the US Capitol on January 10, 2019 in Washington, DC.

A demonstrator has a sign, which means hundreds of thousands of federal workers who will not receive their salary as a result of the partial abandonment of the government

A demonstrator has a sign, which means hundreds of thousands of federal workers who will not receive their salary as a result of the partial abandonment of the government

A demonstrator has a sign, which means hundreds of thousands of federal workers who will not receive their salary as a result of the partial abandonment of the government

"This lawsuit is not complicated: we do not believe it is lawful to force someone to work without paying them." Said Randy Erwin, president of the national federation of federal workers.

& # 39; With this lawsuit we say. No, you can not pay employees with I.O.U.s. That will not work for us & # 39 ;.

On Friday, Congress approved legislation that guarantees the overdue remuneration for employees who have gone through.

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