Powerball Lottery Winner Uses Winnings To Better Home Town

June 29, 2016

For many of us the dream of winning a record-setting powerball lotto jackpot is filled with shopping splurges and never having to work again.  The same could be said for Mark and Cindy Hill of Camden Point, Missouri, who in November of 2012 won half of the then, record-setting $587 million Powerball Lottery. They planned to make the most of the $193 million lump sum payout by giving to charity, to relatives for college education and other needs, and to the community. They have kept true to their words by creating a scholarship fund at their high school, where the couple met almost 40 years ago, paying for a ball field and donating $50,000 towards the construction of a sewage treatment plant in their rural town of 500 people. Their latest donation is a state-of-the-art fire and paramedic station, to which Mark said if it wasn't for the volunteers of the fire station, he would have lost his dad twice.  The new all concrete and energy-efficient building would have taken over 25 years to build if it wasn't for the couple's generosity, including turning those volunteer positions into paid ones.

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