Couple Wins Powerball and You Won’t Believe What They Do With The Cash
There's a couple outside Kansas City, Missouri. Mark and Cindy Hall who are both in their 50's. In 2012, they hit the Powerball for $587 million, took the lump sum of $137 million after taxes, and claimed they wouldn't let the money change them.
They meant it. They've traveled a little bit, bought a few cars and built a bigger house. They still live in the same small town and most of the major things they've done with the money have been for others.
Before they won, they had three kids, one of which is a girl they adopted from China. Now they've adopted two more kids and donated to a bunch of charities. They've paid for a new baseball field in Mark's hometown and put $50,000 toward a sewage treatment plant. Their newest project is a brand new fire station that'll open up next month.
It'll house the town's fire trucks and ambulances, and it'll be the first time the area has had an ambulance service that's manned 24 hours a day. Mark says the fire department saved his father's life twice, so he wanted to pay them back.