Jackpot Winners Still Eat at Corner Café
The winners of last week’s record jackpot, Cindy and Mark Hill, chose to return to the high school where they became sweethearts to announce their win.
The couple’s winning ticket netted them half of the $588 million jackpot.
Cindy Hill said that they don’t want to change their lifestyle, “We will still be going down to the corner cafe for breakfast or fish day.
I can guarantee you. You know it’s just us. We’re just normal human beings. We’re as common as anybody. We just have a little bit more money.”
The couple said that they’re not regular lottery players; they spent just $10 on five tickets and after taxes will take home $136.5 million.
Before the press conference Mark had already announced the news on Facebook and the small town was quickly buzzing with the news.
Mark described the win as “surreal” and said that they’re “still stunned by what’s happened.” The couple’s daughter, Jaiden, who they adopted from China five years ago, said she’d like a pony for Christmas.
The second winning ticket was sold in Fountain Hills near Phoenix; however, no one has yet come forward to claim their winnings.
It was the second biggest jackpot in U.S history having rolled over 16 consecutive times.