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This will be one birthday Deisi Ocampo will never forget.
That’s because her father gave her two instant scratcher lottery tickets for her 19th birthday. While one was not a winner, on the second ticket, Ocampo hit the jackpot.
The lottery ticket was worth $4 million dollars.
Ocampo told “Good Morning America” that she was shaking and sweating when she realized how much she had won.
Still, the level-headed young woman is being practical about her winnings. She says she will keep her job and share the money with her father, so their family can buy a new home. She also wants to use some of the winnings to pay for college, where she plans on becoming a nurse.
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A weather system to the west is heading towards the Carolinas on Friday. It will be cooler for trick-or-treaters with temperatures in the mid-50s.
There is a slight chance of showers west of Charlotte.
There will be a few isolated showers possible Friday night, but the heavier rain will arrive in Charlotte around midnight, which is also around the time the rain will switch to snow in the mountains.
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Winter Storm Warnings are in place for Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties until 8 p.m. Saturday. The main concerns will be heavy snow accumulating in higher elevations . There’s up to 8 inches possible in higher peaks and 3 to 4 inches possible in lower elevations. Heavy snow will lead to slick road conditions.
With leaves still on the trees, heavy wet snow will cause trees and power lines to be knocked down, which could lead to numerous power outages.
A cold rain expected in Charlotte on Saturday. The Channel 9 Severe Weather Team said heavy rainfall is not expected and the storm threat is low. There could be a small window early in the morning where a few wet snowflakes are possible east of the mountains, but it is not expected to stick.
Temperatures will be 20 degrees colder than average with highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Sunshine returns Sunday. It will still be cooler with highs in the mid-50s.
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Police say a man shot his girlfriend Thursday as she tried to get her things from the Florida home they once shared.
Deputies said the victim was shot shortly after she broke into the Mount Dora home she used to share with her boyfriend in order to collect some of her things.
"She has a key, but he changed the locks and an officer told her that since this is her residence that she is allowed to break in, and she cannot get in trouble for it," said Linda Stevens, the victim's friend.
Deputies said the victim recently moved out of the home but showed up about 12:30 p.m. to collect some belongings.
Friends said she had no idea her ex was in the home when she got there.
Investigators said the victim broke in and went into the master bedroom. At some point, the woman's ex-boyfriend, T.J. Schaus, who was sleeping, woke up and fired at least one shot, striking the victim, authorities said.
"I was protecting myself. I did not know who it was," said Schaus.
Schaus said he was asleep when his estranged girlfriend came to their home.
"She came into the room and went straight into the closet, so I just caught a glimpse of her. I did not know who it was," said Schaus.
Schaus said his automatic reaction was to protect himself, so he grabbed the gun he keeps by his bed and fired.
"I asked, 'Who the hell is in my house?' No reply. And that's where I keep all my weapons, in the master bedroom closet, and then I shot," said Schaus.
He said he quickly realized his mistake.
"Once I heard her scream, I hit my knees and started crying," said Schaus. "Once I did it I felt freaking horrible cause I would never do that to her."
Stevens said she was outside when she heard the shot.
"I ran to the third house down and then I called the cops from my cellphone, but I hid behind the house because I didn't know if he was going to shoot me or not," said Stevens.
The woman was flown to a local hospital with serious injuries, authorities said.
Friends said the victim and her boyfriend broke up last week.
Schaus has not been charged in the shooting. Deputies are still investigating.
The victim's name and condition have not been released. She was airlifted to a hospital and underwent surgery.