There are new truck parking spaces along two interstates in Ohio as the state continues to convert unused weigh stations for parking.

The Ohio Department of Transportation recently opened two new truck parking areas. They have converted 10 weigh stations so far and three more are to be done in 2023.

The new truck parking is now open in Medina County on Interstate 76 eastbound between SR 3 and SR 57 and in Ashland County on Interstate 71 southbound between SR 539 and U.S. 250.

The truck parking areas will have spaces for about 18 trucks in addition to any parking on the entrance or exit ramp shoulders. No restrooms will be available.

Trucker wins $25,000 a year for the rest of his life

A North Carolina will receive $25,000 a year for the rest of his life for buying a $2 lottery ticket.

Alton Bailey, a trucker for 25 years from Wendell, North Carolina, bought the winning ticket for the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Nov. 30 Lucky for Life game.

Bailey told lottery officials he arrived at their offices knowing what prize awaited him. He said he couldn’t believe it when he found out he won $25,000 a year for life.

“The first thing I did was smile,” Bailey said. “Then I started sweating.”

Bailey had the choice of receiving $25,000 a year for the rest of his life or a $390,000 lump sum. He chose the $25,000 a year for life option and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $17,748 in his first yearly payment.

Bailey said he will use the winnings to do some home repairs.

Lottery officials said the odds of winning the $25,000 a year for life prize are 1 in 1,813,028.

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