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This Air Force Vet's Husband Was Furloughed During The Government Shutdown. Then She Hit The Jackpot
Winning a lottery jackpot is always great, but one veteran said her recent prize was "especially timely," the Virginia Lottery reported.
That's because Carrie Walls' husband is a federal employee who is on furlough during the government shutdown, the lottery reported in a news release.
Her $100,000 jackpot came at the ideal time, but that was not her only prize. The 13-year veteran of the United States Air Force also received a Ford Expedition, lottery officials said in the news release.
Walls played in a Dec. 4 drawing that included "more than 554,000 entries," according to the news release. She overcame odds of 1 in 1,387,200 to win the top prize in the contest that has multiple rewards, ranging from $5 to Walls' jackpot.
"I cried. I couldn't believe it," Walls said about winning, the lottery reported in the news release.
After claiming her winnings Friday, Walls told lottery officials she has plans how to use the prizes, the news release states. Both the vehicle and the money will come in handy for an upcoming trip to Disneyland that had already been planned.
The Virginia Lottery said one more top prize remains in the contest, according to the news release.
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars has demanded an apology from President Trump over recent comments in which he downplayed the seriousness of traumatic brain injuries suffered by American troops in an Iranian missile attack.
"The Veterans of Foreign Wars cannot stand idle on this matter," William "Doc" Schmitz, VFW National Commander, said in a statement Friday, noting TBI is a serious injury known to cause depression, memory loss, severe headaches and other symptoms in the short and long-term.
President Donald Trump tweeted out the logo for the brand-new U.S. Space Force on Friday, presenting it as a collaboration between "Great Military Leaders, designers and others."
Thing is, fans of Star Trek will find that the logo looks strikingly familiar. In fact, it looks almost exactly like the emblem of Starfleet, the uniformed space force maintained by the United Federation of Planets.
The Navy is investigating dozens of videos of service members changing in a bathroom which were then shared on the website PornHub, according to a NBC News report.
According to the report, an agent from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service found the videos on PornHub earlier this month. The videos, which have since been taken down, show civilians, sailors and Marines, some of whom have visible name tapes.
Two Army Ranger medics saved lives by taking fresh blood from uninjured soldiers in the middle of a firefight
We already knew that Army Rangers were a unique breed of badass, but performing real-time blood transfusions while under enemy fire on the battlefield takes it to an entirely new level.