Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:39 AM by Associated Press
DEARBORN, Mo. - He lives in the "Show-Me State." So, when Mark Hill's wife told him that they'd won the lottery, he needed to see the proof for himself.
After getting the call from his wife Cindy, he drove to his mother's house, where his wife was waiting with their ticket -- and he confirmed for himself that the numbers matched the ones that were drawn for a record $588 million Powerball jackpot.
They'll have to split it with an as-yet-unidentified winner in Arizona. But it still means a lump sum of $136 million, after taxes.
Mark Hill is a 52-year-old mechanic who works at a meat processing plant. His wife was laid off from her job more than two years ago.
They have three grown sons and a 6-year-old daughter they adopted from China five years ago. And they say they're now considering a second adoption with their winnings.They also plan to help other relatives, including their grandchildren and nieces and nephews, pay for college. They're planning vacations. And their daughter wants a pony.
Mark Hill has his eye on a red Camaro.
He and his wife say they're planning "a pretty good Christmas."
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