Ashburn woman wins $100,000 and Ford Expedition

Carrie Walls of Ashburn had a ticket that was drawn out of more than 554,000 entries in the Dec. 4 Virginia Lottery. She won the top prize of a Ford Expedition plus $100,000. 

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.

Last week, 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. 

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Thatta Girl! Congrats!!!!!!


Lives In Cashburn, Had trip planned to Disney before govt shutdown. Things were not exactly in dire straights here.




“Well, that's one way to help with finances during the government shutdown.”

Wow. Is that what people need to survive this shameful period our president has brought about? To win the lottery? Good luck to all.


Correction: “...this shameful period our Democrats have brought about.” Today the Dems refused to sit down with the President. This past weekend, the Dems were partying it up on the beaches of Puerto Rico. Face it, it’s clear that the Dems WANT this shutdown to last as long as possible. And you’re right — it’s shameful.


Sorry you can’t seem to comprehend what is going on. First, congrats to Carrie Walls! Second it is still a government shut down and trump said “he would be glad to shutdown the government” and did. Now he realizes it doesn’t make him look good (appearances are everything to him) so he wants to blame it on someone else. The house and senate had agreed on a budget and trump said he would sign it and, like those who can’t be trusted, went back on his word. How can you trust what he says, trump is a liar, about 6,500 so far. You should fact check before you try to blame people, if not that makes you a liar also. Check snopes, or fact check who stated “President Donald Trump accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of partying on a beach in Puerto Rico — with lobbyists, no less — while he sat in the White House over the weekend ready to work out a deal to end the federal shutdown. It’s not true. Pelosi didn’t go to Puerto Rico or any beach. Like Trump, she spent the weekend in snow-bound Washington. Trump and allies twisted a weekend retreat in San Juan attended by about 30 Democratic lawmakers into a “vacation” that seemingly emptied the capital of the legislators needed to solve the partial government shutdown. Republican lawmakers take retreats too, remember the train crash? I believe it is the Dems that are trying to put bills through to open the government and it is McConnell that won’t bring them to the floor. Who wants to keep the shutdown? He is holding the entire nation hostage.

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