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Lottery winner's gift will help small Missouri community

Jun 27, 2016, 9:30 am

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After the Big Win

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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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