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Powerball Winners Build A Fire Station For Small Town, Keep Winning

"I'm proud to be part of that," Mark Hill says.

Powerball winner Mark Hill and his family continue to pay it forward in a huge way. They built a state-of-the-art fire station for Camden Point, Missouri, because volunteer firefighters there saved his father's life twice.

"My wife and I were able to pay them back," Hill told KMBC.

The building, which houses the ambulances and fire trucks and includes a training room, will be dedicated on July 16.

When the Hill family pledged to finance the station for the tiny town after winning the lottery, Camden Point fire chief Walt Stubbs said he wasn't surprised.

"Money changes a lot of people," Stubbs told CNN. "They are just good people and are willing to help others."

Mark Hill and his wife Cindy, pictured after their jackpot victory, have seen their dreams of building community with their w
Mark Hill and his wife Cindy, pictured after their jackpot victory, have seen their dreams of building community with their winnings come to fruition.

The station is merely the latest in the Hills' civic philanthropy. According to previous reports, the family donated money to build a new ball field and acquire land for a new sewage treatment plant. The Hills even established a scholarship fund at the high school they attended.

In November 2012, the Hill family split a jackpot of $588 million with another winner. The Hills chose to receive a lump take-home sum, netting $136.5 million after taxes.

Despite the sudden wealth, the Hills reportedly decided to remain humble. KMBC noted that this was Mark Hill's first first televised interview since the lottery aftermath. He said he'd rather be changing the oil in his car but did express pride in his contribution.

"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?" he said. "...I'm proud to be part of that." 

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