Powerball
1:48 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Missouri Powerball Winners Expect 'A Pretty Good Christmas'

The Missouri couple who just hit it big in the Powerball lottery will take a lump-sum payment amounting to about $136 million after taxes.

State lottery officials introduced Mark and Cindy Hill at the high school in Dearborn, about 40 miles north of Kansas City. The Hills have one of two winning Powerball tickets in the record $588 million jackpot. The other was sold near Phoenix.

Mark Hill is a mechanic. Cindy was laid off from her job as an office manager. They have three grown sons and a six-year-old daughter adopted from China. They're now considering a second adoption.

Cindy Hill called her husband with the life-changing news but he didn't believe it until he saw the quick-pick ticket himself.

The Hills are expecting "a pretty good Christmas" and a flood of requests for financial help.

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