Ashburn woman, wife of furloughed worker wins $100K and Ford Expedition through lottery – Loudoun Times-Mirror

Well, that’s one way to help with finances during the government shutdown.

On Dec. 4, Ashburn’s Carrie Walls won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Ford Expedition Plus $100,000 promotion.

Walls said the $100,000 portion of the prize is especially timely because her husband is a federal worker who is currently furloughed due to the federal government shutdown.

And an upcoming trip to Disney World will now be spent traveling in a brand new car. 

The Ashburn woman’s ticket was drawn out of more than 554,000 entries.

On Friday, Walls was at Koons Sterling Ford to receive the keys and her check from the Virginia Lottery.

“I cried. I couldn’t believe it,” Walls, who spent more than 13 years in the U. S. Air Force, said.

Ford Expedition Plus $100,000 features prizes ranging from $5 up to the top prize. In addition to Walls, two people have won an Expedition and $100,000 with winning Scratcher tickets. One more top prize remains unclaimed.

The odds of scratching to win the top prize in Ford Expedition Plus $100,000 are 1 in 1,387,200. The odds of winning any prize in the game are 1 in 4.16.

Loudoun County received more than $13.3 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year.