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Missouri Mechanic Named Powerball Winner
Lottery officials say a 52-year-old mechanic from northwest Missouri holds one of the two tickets matching all six numbers in the record $588 million Powerball jackpot.
Mark Hill bought the winning ticket for himself and his wife, Cindy, at a gas station in Dearborn. It is a town of about 500 located about 40 miles north of Kansas City.
Cindy is a former office manager laid off two years ago. Mark is a mechanic at
a meat processing plant.
They say they plan to help their relatives pay for college.
The couple adopted a daughter from China five years ago and are now considering a second adoption with their winnings. Their daughter says she wants a pony.
Another winning ticket was sold in the Phoenix area but that ticket holder has not come forward.
The $587.5 million payout represents the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history.