Powerball Winners Want to Go to the Beach, Set Up Scholarships with $300 Million

By: People Email
By: People Email

Just in time for the holiday season the Hill family of Dearborn, Mo., got quite the gift: nearly $300 million, after winning half of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot.

"We're still stunned by what's happened," Cindy Hill, 51, said during a press conference Friday alongside her family, according to an NBC News report. "People keep asking us, 'What are you going to buy with it?' I just want to go home and be back to normal."

Hill, who was an office manager until she was laid off in 2010, and her husband Mark, a mechanic, have three adult sons and a daughter, Jaiden, 6, whom they adopted from China.

On their list of possible purchases since their record win: a beach vacation for Jaiden (who has never visited the beach) and a red Camaro for Mark. The family has also spoken about possibly adopting again and setting up college funds for their extended family members, as well as a scholarship fund at their local high school.

As for their winning ticket, Cindy said she checked on Thursday morning after learning that one winning ticket was sold in Missouri.

"I didn't have my glasses, and I was thinking, is that the right number?" Cindy, who had bought five tickets, said, according to NBC.

The other winning ticket was sold in Arizona, and no winner has claimed the prize yet. On Thursday, however, a man in Upper Marlboro, Md., went into a gas station to check a handful of tickets (watch the CCTV video), reportedly presenting a ticket with the winning numbers (5-23-16-22-29-Powerball 6), CNN reports.

Read more here at People.


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