Man plans to use $10M lottery prize to help family

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Burlington man plans to use $10 million lottery prize to help family

>> THANKFUL AND GRATEF.UL A TRIAD OFFICER IS ON A LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY, AND GETS THE CHANCE TO THANK THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONS ALWHO SAVED HIS LIFE, FOUR-MONTHS AGO. WE BEGIN WITH THE LATEST FROM SURFSIDE FLORIDA. 99 PEOPLE STILL MISSIN AERG, PART OF A 12-STORY CONDO BUILDING CRUMBLES TO THE GROUND OVERNIT. IT HAPPENED OUT ABOUT 1:30 IN THE MORNING. THIS IS A LOOK AT THE SCENE JUST MOMENTS AGO. CREWS SAY THIS IS STILL VERY MUCH A SEARCH AND REUESC OPERATN.IO LOOK AT L ALTHAT RUBBLE. THEY’LL BE WORKING THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND ALL DAY TOMORROW TO FIND SURVIVORS. THE CONDO IS RIGHT ALO TNG BEACH, SPECIFICALLY 87TH A COLLINS. A SURVEILLANCE CAMERA CAUGHT THE MOMENT THE BUILDING PARTIALLY CO LLAPSED. 55-UNITS CRUMBLED TO THE GROUND WITHOUT WARNING AROU 10ND IN THE MORNING. THE FOCUS NOW IS ON FINDING SURVIVORS AND TRYING TO FIREGU OUT HOW THIS HAPPENED. HERE’S DAN SCHENEMAN WITH MOR DAN: IN SOUTH FLORIDA THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR SURVIVORS IN NEED OF RESCUE. >> THEY ARE SO MOTIVATED TO BRING PEOPLE OUTAFEL SY. AND RESTORE THEM TO THEIR VEDLO ONES N:DA SEARCH CREWS, AIDED BY DOGS SCOURING EVERY INCH OF THE , DISAST.ER >> THERE’S A PARKING GARAGE THAT’S BENEATH THE BUILDING THAT’S GIVEN US BETTER ACCESS T OGAIN BASICALLY TUNNEL WAYS TO THESE DIFFERENT FLOO.RS DAN: IT WAS AROUND 1:30 N THE MORNING WHEN THE STRUCTURE BEGAN TO FALL. >> THIS IS AN ENTIRE BUILDING. 1, 2,3, 4,5, 6,7, 8,9,10,11,12.12 TO 13 ORS.ST .OH MOST OF THE BUILDING IS GONE. DAN: IN A FEW MOMENTS12, STORIES SUDDENLY A CLOUD OF DUST , AND A PILE OF CONCRETE AND STEEL. >> WHEN THE DUST CLEARED THE BACK HALF OF THE BUILDING,HE T BACK HALF OR TWO-THIRDS OF THE BUILDING WAS GE.ON IT WAS DOWN TO THE GROUND. DAN: NEARBY, FAMILIES MISSING LOVED ONES CAN DO LITTLE BUT WAIT FOR NEWS. >> THE CELL PHONE IS RINGING B THEY JUST DON’T PICK UP. DAN: WHILE RESCUERS CALM THE RUBBLE, THAUORITIES ARE LOOKING FOR CLS.UE WE’RE LOOKING AT WHAT MIGHT BE >> CONCERNS WITH CONSTRUCTION OR THE CONDITION OF THE BUILDING WE DON’T HAVE ANY INFORMATION AT THISIM TE TO SAY. DAN: THE RESCUE OPERATION AND THE INVESTIGATION, ARE NOT OVER. CHRISTINE: 9PE9 LEOP STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR TONIGHT. THE SITUIOATN IS STILL RYVE FLUID RIGHT NOW. WE’LL BRING YOU MORE UPDATES ON AIR AS THEY COME INTO THE NEWSROOM, AND ONLINE, THROUGH OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS. JUST YESTERDAY, THIS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE COLLAPSED ONTO THE HIGHWAY IN WASHINGTON, D..C TODAY, WE’VE LEARNED THE BRIDGE HAD A POOR RATING, BUT THE CAUSE IS BEING BLAMED ON A CONSTRUCTION TRUCK THAT HAD NOT LOWERED A BOOM. OUR NBC AFFILIATE WKYC OBTAINED PHOTOS OF THE BRIDGE DURING AN INSPECTION IN FEBRUARY, WHICH SHOWS CRACKING AND CRUMBLING CONCRETE WITH EXPOSED STEEL RE-B.AR THE INSPECTION TEAM WENT AS FAR AS TO SAY CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO REPLACING E BRIDGE. A BIPARTISAN COMPROMISJUE REACHED WOULD ADDRESS OUR COUNTRY’S CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE SYSM.TE THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED A DEAL WITH CONGRESS, ON A BILL TOTALING 953 BILLION DOLLARS. PRESIDENT BIDEN SAYS THE COMPROMISE DOES NOT INCLUDE LAL HE WANTED IN HUMAN INFRASTRUCTURE, INCLUDING FUNDING TO EXPAND CHILD TAX CREDITS AND OTHER FAMILY AND CAREGIVER PROGRA.MS MANY OF THE DETAILS REMAIN UNCLEAR. THERE’S STILL A LOT OF WORK LEFT ON THE POLICY AND THE DRAFTING SIDE OF THE PROPOSAL. SHORTLY AFTER ANNOUNCI TNG INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL, PRESINT BIDEN HOPPED ON AIR FORCE ONE FOR HIS FIRST TRIP TO NORTH CAROLINA SINCE TAKING OFFICE. WXII12’S FORD HATCHETT WILL HAVE MORE ON HIS STOP IN RALEIGH, IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS. HAPPENING NOW, AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING FOR THE HIT AND RUN DRIVER WHO KILLED A GREENSBORO MAN OVERNIGHT. HIGHWAY PATROL TELLS US STEPHAN HAMPTON WAS DRIVING A MOPED ON WENDOVER AVENUE, NEAR GUILFORD COLLEGE ROAD AROUND 1:30 THIS MORNING. HAMPTON WAS HIT BY AN UNKNOWN VEHICLE, AND DIED AT THE SCENE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS URGED TO CALL POLICE. NO BOND FOR A REIDSVILLE MAN, CHARGED IN A DEADLY SHOOTING. EDEN POLICE WERE CALLED TO DYER STREET JUST AFTER 2:00 A.M. THIS ISN’T FAR FROM DOUGLASS ELEMENTARY SCHOO OFFICERS FOUND MELFORD HOLLOWAY DEAD FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND. HE WAS 44 AND FROM STONEVILL INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFYGIN VINCENT BROADNAX AS A SUSPECT. HE WAS ARRESTED AT STONEY OOKBR APARTMENTS JUST OUTSIDE OF THE CITY HE’S SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN COURONT A FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGE ON JULY 8. A MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING AND KILLING A MAN IN GRAHAM REMAINS IN JAIL TONIGHT. POLICE ARRESTED SANTOS CHAVEZ OVERNIGHT AT A HOME IN BURLINGT. THEY SAY THEY BELIEVE CHAVEZ SHOT GUILLERMO BALTAZAR MULTLEIP TIMES IN A PARKING LOT IN GRAHAM THAT’S A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE ALAMANCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE. NO WORD ON A POSSIBLE MOTIVE. IN JUST A MATTER OF HOURS, FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER AND CONVICTED MURDERER DEREK CHAUVIN WILL BE SENTENCE FOR KILLING GEORGE FLOYD. CHAUVIN KNELT ON HIS NECK FOR MORE THAN NINE-MINUTES LASYET AR AS FLOYD SAID HE COULDN'’ BREATHE. HE FACES UP TO 40-YEARS IN PRISON FOR SECOND-DEGREE MURDER, UP TO 25 YEARS FOR THIRD-DEGREE MURDER, AND UP TO 10-YEARS FOR MANSLAUGHT.ER AS WE MENTIONED A MOMENT AGO, PRESIDENT BIDEN VISITED A MOBILE VACCINATION UNIT IN RALEIGH TODAY. OUR FORD HATCHETT SHARE’S THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLI.NA FORD: PRESIDENT BIDEN SPOKE HERE FOR ABOUT THIRTY MINUTES THIS AFTERNOON HERE AT THE GREEN ROAD COMMUNITY CENTER IN RALEIGH TOUTING THE EASE AND EFFICIENCY OF VACCINES AND CELEBRATING ETH WORK BEING DONE IN THE TAR HEEL STATE. PRESIDTEN BIDEN: MORE THAN 660 NATIONAL GUARDS MEMBERS HAVE SUPPORTED THE COVID 19 RESPONSE HERE IN NORTH CAROLI.NA OVER IN GREENSBORO WE STOOD UP THE FEDERAL VACCINATION SITE THAT ALONE HAS ADMINISTERED 135,000 OTSH FORD: THE PRESIDENT WAS WELCOMED TO RALEIGH TODAY BY GOVERNOR ROY COOPER WHO TOURED BIDEN THROUGH A MOBILE VACCINATION SITE AND CELEBRATED THE WORK NOHRT CAROLINA HAS DONE IN CONTAINING THE VIRUS. >> WE USED SCIENCE AND DATA TO MAKE THE HARD DECISIONS AND WITH OUR LARGEST STATES, NORTH CAROLINA IS AMONTHG E LOWEST IN DEATHS AND JOB LOSS PER CAPI.TA THAT’S A GO THIODNG. WE’VE DONE THINGS RIGHT. FORD: BUT BOTH THE GOVERNOR AND PRESIDENT BIDEN ACKNOWLEDGED THERE IS STILL WORK TO BE DONE WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITTING EARLIER THIS WEEK IT WOULD FALL SHORT OF BIDEN’S GOAL TO HAVE SEVEN OUT OF TEN AMERICANS VACCINATED BY JULY 4MID A GROWING CONCERN OVER THE INCREASE IN CASES OF THE DELTA VARIANT. PRESIDENT BIDEN: AND THIS NEW DANGEROUS VARIANT CONTINUES TO EMERGE. IT’S NOW THE MOST COMMON VARIT IN AMERICA AND UNVACCINATED PEOPLE ARE INCREDIBLY VULNERABLE. FORD THE PRESIDENT ENCOURAGING : THOSE ALREADY VACCINATEDO T ENCOURAGE THEIR FRIENDS AND MIFALIES TO JOIN THEM. PRESIDENT BIDEN: THE SCIENCE IS CLEAR. THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST THE VIRUS AND IT’S VARIANTS IS TO BE FULLY VACCINATED. IT WORKS. IT’S FREE. IT’S SAFE. IT’S EASY. IT’S CONVENIE.NT FORD: AND BEFORE HE LEFT THE STAGE PRESIDENT BIDEN TAKING A LINE OUT OF NIKES BOOK TO ADDRESS THE UNVACCINATED POPULATION TELLING ANYONE WHO , HAS YET TO GET S AHOT TO QUOTE JUST DO IT. CHRISTINE: NEW DATA SUGGESTS THAT NEARLY ALL COVID-19 DEATHS IN THE U.S. NOW ARE IN PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED. HEALTHXP EERTS SAY THIS IS A STAGGERING DEMONSTRATION OF HOW EFFECTIVE VACCINES HAVE BEENND A AN INDICATION THAT DAILY DEAS,TH NOW DOWN TO UNDER 300, COULD BE PRACTICALLY ZERO IF EVERYONE ELIGIBLE GOT THE SHOTS. ALL ADULTS HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE TO GET VACCINATED SINCE APRIL9. CHILDREN 12 AND OLDER HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATION SINCE MID-MAY. THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATI HON EXTENDED THE EVICTION MORATORIUM FOR ANOTHER MONTH. THE NATIONWIDE BAN ON EVICTIONS WAS SCHEDULED ETOXPIRE JUNE0. THE NEW EXTENSION GOES THRGH JULY 31. IN A STATEMENT, THE CDC SAYS THIS WILL BE THE FINAL EXTENSION OF THE MORATORIUM. NORTH CAROLINA TREASURER DALE FOLWELL IS CALLING FOR GOVERNOR ROY COOPER TO LET THE STATE’S EVICTION MORATORIUM EXPIRE NEXT WEEK. FOLWELL, WHO’S OMFR KERNERSVILLE, SAYS HE DOES NOT SUPPORTHT E CDC’S THREE PREVUSIO EXTENSIONS. HE SAYS THE LIPOCY IS LIMITING LANDLORDS’ OPPORTUNITIOES RENT, BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO TAKE THE RISK OF NOT GETTING PAID. THE KERNERSVILLE POLICE OFFIRCE SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES WHILE ON DUTY IN FEBRUARY CONTINUES HIS RECOVERY TONIG.HT TODAY OFFICER SEAN HOULE WENT BACK TO WAKE FOREST BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER TO THK EAN DOCTORS WHO SAVED HIS FE.LI WXII 12 WAS THERE FOR THE SPECIAL MOMENT. I>> HAVE SEEN SOME BUT NOBODY FROM THE BEGINNING. TH IISS THE FIRST TIME OMEF MEETING THEM. >> IT WAS A TEARFUL, YET HAPPY REUNION AT WAKE FOREST BAPSTTI KERNERSVILLE POLICE OFFICER SEAN HOULE SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS, FAMILY AND THE DOCTORS WHO SAVED HIS LIFE AFTER HE WAS SHOT IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN FEBRUA. HE KNEW HE HAD TO KEEP FIGHTG.IN TELLING HIMSELF IN THE MOMENT TO KEEP MOVING. >> THE STRETCHER WAS THE WSTOR PART, WHEN THEY PUT ME ON AND STRAPPED ME DOWN. THAT WAS THE WST PART. I KEPT TELLING MYSELF, IF YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES, YOU’RE GOING TO DIE. IF YOU QUIT MOVING, YOU’RE GOING TO DIE. I KNEW IS OUT -- AS LONG AS I SWA MOVING, I KNEW I WAS ALIVE. >> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT DROVE HIM FORWARD, HIS FAMILY. ESPECIALLY HIS ONE-YEAR-OLD N,SO TAER.NN CRITICS THIS IS WHAT YOU ALL GOT ME HOME TO. I’M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW I KNOW , WHAT S IAW. I SAW IT AS PLAIN AS IM LOOKING AT YOU RIGHT NOW IN FRONT OFE. I SAW MY WIFE AND MY BOYS AND IT WAS LIKE A KICK TO THE YOU NEED TO KEEP FIGHTING AND NOT JUST LAY THERE AND DIE. >> GRATEFUL TO DR. NATHAN MORYWE AND HIS TEAM, HE OFFERED ALL OF THEM A STEAK DINNER AS A THANK YOU. THE DOCTORS THANKING HIMN I RETURN FOR BEING THE FIRST SPREONSE. AND HOULE THANKING GOD FOR THIS TEAM OF DOCTS.OR >> GODHA TT NIGHT WORKED THROUGH EVERY ONE OF THOSE GUYS DAN GIRLS FROM START TO FINISH MAKING THEM PERFECT AT WHAT THEY DO. THEY WERE ALREADY AMAZING AT WHAT THEY DUD. SO FOR GOD TO MAKE THEM PERFTEC IS LIKE, WELL, I COULDN’T HAVE BEEN IN ANY BETTER HAN

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Burlington man plans to use $10 million lottery prize to help family

A truck driver from Burlington is planning to use his $10 million lottery prize to help his family.Howard Poole's good luck started when he stopped by the Sandy Cross Mart 2 on North Carolina Highway 49 in Burlington. He collected a $20 scratch-off prize and decided to try again with a $30 ticket.Click the video player above to watch headlines from WXII 12 News."I saw the numbers matching," Poole said. "And I was excited."Poole had the option of collecting the top prize in the $10 million Colossal Cash game as an annuity of $500,000 a year over 20 years or taking a lump sum of $6 million. He chose the lump sum and received $4,252,009 after state and federal tax withholdings.He said he wanted to buy his mother a new home and help other family members, including a brother who has cancer."I'll get to me later," he said. "I try to not let money stuff change me. I want to stay the same."

BURLINGTON, N.C. —

A truck driver from Burlington is planning to use his $10 million lottery prize to help his family.

Howard Poole's good luck started when he stopped by the Sandy Cross Mart 2 on North Carolina Highway 49 in Burlington. He collected a $20 scratch-off prize and decided to try again with a $30 ticket.

Click the video player above to watch headlines from WXII 12 News.

"I saw the numbers matching," Poole said. "And I was excited."

Poole had the option of collecting the top prize in the $10 million Colossal Cash game as an annuity of $500,000 a year over 20 years or taking a lump sum of $6 million. He chose the lump sum and received $4,252,009 after state and federal tax withholdings.

He said he wanted to buy his mother a new home and help other family members, including a brother who has cancer.

"I'll get to me later," he said. "I try to not let money stuff change me. I want to stay the same."

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