Missouri man hits lottery jackpot and uses money to build town a fire station

Blog Post created by cathylongley Employee on Jul 1, 2016

Image-Mark-Hill.jpgAcross the country tonight, lottery players will be waiting with baited breath to see if they've won the Megamillions drawing, the 10th largest lottery prize on record. Whenever the jackpot soars to ridiculous heights, people start to talk about what they would do with the money. So, what would you do?


Earlier this week, we learned about one generous lottery winner when a Kansas City news station reported that a Missouri man, who won nearly $300 million in 2012, built a fire station for his small hometown of Camden Point. The firehouse, which includes a training academy, will be dedicated on July 16th.


Lottery millionaire Mark Hill and his wife felt the need to pay it forward because local fire volunteers saved his dad's life - on two occasions. The town of Camden Point in Northern Platte County has 500 residents.


MegaMillions is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of winning tonight's estimated $415 million jackpot are one in 259 million.


Good luck!