Monthly Archive: January 2017

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Woodbridge Man Wins $1 Million Lottery

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – We told you Monday[1] that a $1 million winning lottery ticket had been sold in Woodbridge Township — at the Raceway gas station on West Pond Road, to be exact — and now a winner has come forward to claim it.

Charles Covington, a truck driver who lives in Woodbridge, bought the ticket at the gas station earlier this month. He’s a regular Powerball lottery player, and purchases advance tickets each month. The drawing was Saturday, and the ticket he purchased matched all five of the white balls drawn, but not the Powerball, winning the $1 million second-tier prize.

On Sunday, Covington scanned his ticket with the NJ Lottery app on his phone, to check if he won. The app returned a winning message, but did not reveal the prize amount. He went to the Raceway gas station expecting to claim a few dollars. But then the retailer checked the ticket and told Covington that he had actually just won $1 million.

According to a lottery, Covington screamed out loud in excitement.

He validated his ticket Monday morning at the state’s Lottery headquarters.

Covington plans to save most of his winnings for retirement, but says he will also purchase a new car.

References

  1. ^ told you Monday (patch.com)
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Super sized freight moving through Atlanta area

Source: WGCLSource: WGCL
ATLANTA (CBS46) –

It will be an amazing sight when drivers see this coming down Interstate 20.

“I think it’s an awesome system,” driver Danny Grumbach said. “That’s a pretty cool hunk of equipment they got moving there.”

Even truck drivers are shocked to see the size of this piece of equipment being moved.

“I actually turned my head I was trying to be nosy a little bit to see what it was,” truck driver Abdul Cure said.

As a truck driver he knows it’s a little more than driving a regular truck like his.

“Usually it takes an escort you know a police escort, state patrol going down the highway,” Cure said. “Something that large you probably have to drive at night.”

The 261 foot long trailer is 19 feet wide. According to GDOT before a permit was issued to allow it, a routing analysis was done to make sure the truck could maneuver all turns involved and roads could support its weight. Also the shipment sits 14 feet high. So they had to make sure it could go under all bridges and powers lines.

“I’m sure they’ve got three, four sets of contingency plans for something like that for such a huge move like that,” Grumbach said.

The truck and trailer has 134 wheels on it.  It’s carrying a machine press that weights 656,000 pounds or 328 tons. It’s being transported to Alabama and will be used to make car parts.

Copyright 2017 WGCL-TV[1] (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

References

  1. ^ WGCL-TV (www.cbs46.com)
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Moses Lake man injured in semi-truck crash on SR 12 near Dayton

DAYTON – A Moses Lake semi-truck driver was injured in a crash Tuesday morning on state Route 12 about 14 miles east of Dayton.

Ryan C. Reeves, a 23-year-old man, was driving a 2016 Peterbilt semi-truck, pulling two trailers, west on ST 12. He reportedly failed to negotiate a curve to the left, causing the truck to go off the highway and down a 50-foot embankment, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The vehicle came to rest on its side.

Reeves and his passenger, Justin O. Even, a 40-year-old Colorado man, were both injured and taken to Dayton General Hospital. Reeves was later transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho.

The state patrol cited Reeves for driving too fast for conditions.