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Lottery winner's gift will help small Missouri community

After the Big WinAfter the Big Win: Lottery winner's gift will help small Missouri community
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CAMDEN POINT, Mo. — A town in Missouri is celebrating its new state-of-the-art fire facility, but the community's lottery millionaires are humble about what they did to make it happen.

The building, which took more than a year to build, houses both the ambulance service and the community's fire trucks.

The project would not have happened if fire volunteers hadn't twice saved Mark Hill's father's life.

"My wife and I were able to pay them back," Hill said

Hill and his family won nearly $200 million in Powerball in November 2012. Since then, the family has adopted two more children, bought some new cars, built a bigger house and taken several vacations.

The Hills have also contributed to Camden Point in a big way. The fire station is the latest and biggest project.

"You know what? If my wife and I could have built this without anybody knowing that she and I were building it, that's exactly what we would have done," he said.

The training room, with radiant heating in the floors, energy efficiency and lots of room to expand was the result of Hill's meticulous planning with the fire district, architects, and contractors. It's designed to last for years and years.

"We took our time to put things together so this would be something that we would be proud of and also that would be a great asset to the community," Camden Point Fire Chief Walt Stubbs said.

"I'm just proud to be a part of it," Hill said. "See, I don't think about my wife and I actually, I just don't think that way. I'm proud that this is in my family, .and I'm proud to know there's an ambulance service right here, I mean, how many towns of 500 people have an ambulance service that's manned 24-7, very few, I'm proud to be part of that."

"We're very, very blessed and we don't take it lightly that we've been given this beautiful structure to maintain on behalf of the community," said Steve Folck of the Camden Point Fire District Board.

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Posted: June 27, 2016, 9:53 am - IP Logged

Nice.

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      Simpsonville
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      Posted: June 27, 2016, 11:53 am - IP Logged

      Nice.

      I love stories like this; if i recall correctly they said they'd be doing things like this.  Positive stories stick out much better and longer than the negative ones.

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        Posted: June 27, 2016, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

        I like to see good people win.

        Never give up.  Banana

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          md
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          Posted: June 27, 2016, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

          This is a very nice way to impact people's lives, enrich the community and still enjoy your winnings.

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            Posted: June 27, 2016, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

            It's nice to hear of good things coming out of winning a lottery. Not just buying fancy cars, homes, boats and other lavish un-necessities.

            I hope that when I win, I will win enough to be able to do some good with the money as well as these people.

            Now all I need to do is win. I bought my 1 MM and 1 PB ticket today. I'm in it, now I just have to win it!

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              Posted: June 27, 2016, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

              Mark and Cindy Hill said that they wanted to change their family and community. The have followed through.

               These are the type of winners who stay out of the police blotter. There are plenty of past winners who we never hear from again. Look at www.powerball.com  and www.megamillion.com  The list of past winners are there.

               I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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                Posted: June 27, 2016, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                What a wonderful thing to do! Good folks doing good things. I like it!

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                  I Agree!  WTG! Mr & Mrs Hill.

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                    Posted: June 27, 2016, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                    l remember Cindy, if l recall she said something to the effect of" people better back off in trying to get a handout from them now that they lottery winners- we have family to take care of- she said." She was also *going to buy a pony for one of her kids. You & your hubby did good Cindy.

                    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                      Posted: June 27, 2016, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                      WTG HILL FAMILY, HATS OFF TO YOU FOR DOING SOMETHING GOOD WITH YOUR WINNINGS! Thumbs Up

                      This is how a how a lottery winners story SHOULD read.   Not like the piece of trash out here on the coast of NC that keeps bailing out her "Hot Sauce" boyfriend for drug dealing every other month.  She had "Promised" to help her community, but instead pi$$ed most of it away bailing out her deadbeat drug dealer boyfriend.  That county is rich now for sure.

                      If you win, BE SURE to give back to those that helped you in the past, it is not about karma, but rather it will be well worth the feeling you get from doing so Yes Nod

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                        Posted: June 28, 2016, 8:11 am - IP Logged

                        Good story, congrats to the lucky couple. Cheers

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                          Posted: June 28, 2016, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                          Love this story. Great job Hill Family! Congrats to their community, too!

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                            Posted: June 30, 2016, 4:28 am - IP Logged

                            Great to see, those that CAN stepping up and DOINGThumbs Up

                            plus they got to 'say' how it was done - "with radiant heating in the floors, energy efficiency and lots of room to expand"