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US couple's $293m lottery joy

Saturday, December 01, 2012 - 01:02

Dec 01 - Two winners share jackpot of more than $587 million in U.S. Powerball lottery. Paul Chapman reports.

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Meet the Hills. Cindy and her husband Mark have just scooped more than 293 million dollars in the U.S. Powerball lottery. It's their half share of the total jackpot of 587.5 million. The couple, who have an adopted daughter from China, say they're now thinking about adopting another child. In the meantime Cindy, who lost her job as an office manager more than two years ago, says the whole family's trying to get over the shock of it all. SOUNDBITE: CINDY HILL, LOTTERY WINNER, SAYING (English): "I didn't have my glasses and I was thinking 'is that the right numbers? Is that the right numbers?' And I was shaking and I called my husband and said I think I'm having a heart attack and anyway, I drove to my mother-in-law's house to let her verify what I had thought I had seen that that's what it was." The couple live in Missouri where lottery winners have to go public to claim their payout. The other winner who bought a ticket in Arizona hasn't yet come forward.

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US couple's $293m lottery joy

Saturday, December 01, 2012 - 01:02

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