DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri couple who just hit it big in the Powerball lottery will take a lump-sum payment amounting to about $136 million after taxes.
State lottery officials introduced Mark and Cindy Hill at the high school in Dearborn, about 40 miles north of Kansas City. The Hills have 1 of 2 winning Powerball tickets in the record $588 million jackpot. The other was sold near Phoenix.
Mark Hill is a mechanic. Cindy was laid off from her job as an office manager. They have three grown sons and a 6-year-old daughter adopted from China. They're now considering a second adoption.
Cindy Hill called her husband with the life-changing news but he didn't believe it until he saw the quick-pick ticket himself.
The Hills are expecting "a pretty good Christmas" and a flood of requests for financial help.
The second winning ticket was purchased at a Fountain Hills, Ariz. gas station. That winner has not come forward.
The $587.5 million payout represents the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history.
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