Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Powerball Winners Use $300 Million Jackpot To Help Their Town.

Have you ever daydreamed about the things you would do if you were given a large sum of money? Some people would take extravagant trips, while others would pay off their debts and invest wisely. This story is about a family that won a lottery jackpot of $300 million, but what they did with their winnings would shock their friends, family, and neighbors.

Every single person dreams of the day when a large amount of money drops into their lap, allowing them to quit their job, buy a boat, and sail into the setting sun.

Unfortunately, this never happens for most people. Mark and Cindy Hill were just like other people. They knew that they most likely wouldn't win the lottery, but they liked playing anyways.

Every single person dreams of the day when a large amount of money drops into their lap, allowing them to quit their job, buy a boat, and sail into the setting sun.

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Mark and Cindy's three older children moved out on their own in 2012, but the couple wanted another child.

So they decided to adopt a little girl from China. Unfortunately, even though Mark was working in a meat processing plant, the couple was facing hard times because Cindy had lost her job.

Mark and Cindy's three older children moved out on their own in 2012, but the couple wanted another child.

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The Hill family lived in a small town in Missouri called Camden Point.

The town only had 500 residents, which means that it was the type of town where everyone knew everyone else's business. Luckily, the Hills had the reputation of being modest, decent people.

The Hill family lived in a small town in Missouri called Camden Point.

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Even though the Hills may have been modest, they still couldn't ignore how high the lottery was getting.

They began to really take notice of the Powerball advertisements. After all, it was extremely difficult to ignore the huge billboard declaring how much money was in the Powerball.

Even though the Hills may have been modest, they still couldn't ignore how high the lottery was getting.

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The lottery eventually reached $587.5 million and that's when the Hills decided to try their luck.

Cindy went to the gas station and bought five lottery tickets. She didn't believe that picking certain numbers would help her odds, so she let the computer pick her numbers out for her. It was it fate's hands now.

The lottery eventually reached $587.5 million and that's when the Hills decided to try their luck.

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