A Missouri man used a portion of his $200 million Powerball prize to fund a brand-new fire station for his town, KMBC reports.
Mark Hill won the lottery back in 2012. He used some of the cash to adopt two more children, build a bigger house, and take vacations. But he also financed the construction of a state-of-the-art fire station in Camden Point, Missouri. The new facility was recently completed and will be officially dedicated in a ceremony next month.
The project was close to Hill’s heart: Volunteer firefighters had saved his father’s life twice.
“My wife and I were able to pay them back,” Hill told KMBC. “I’m just proud to be a part of it.”
He was also adamant that he didn’t want special recognition for the good deed: “If my wife and I could have built this without anybody knowing that her and I were building it, that’s exactly what we would have done,” he told the station.
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