C'mon Get Happy: Furloughed Worker Wins Lottery!

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All government workers who are furloughed or working without pay because of the shutdown have been forced to find other ways to stay afloat.

Carrie Wells played a Virginia Lottery game and won $100,000 plus a new Ford Expedition. 

Her ticket was drawn from more than 554,000  second-chance entries to win the top prize of an Expedition plus $100,000. On Jan. 11, she got the keys and her check from the Virginia Lottery.

“I cried. I couldn’t believe it,” she said about the moment she discovered she’d won the drawing.

She said the $100,000 portion of the prize is especially great because her husband is a federal worker who is not getting paid because of the federal government shutdown.

 Now with a new ride, a lot of extra cash and some time off for her husband, she plans to take the family on a Disney World vacation. 

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