US mechanic, his wife among lottery winners
DEARBORN, Missouri (AP) - A Missouri mechanic and his wife who claimed their share on Friday of the record $588 million (S$718 million) Powerball lottery jackpot said they hoped to stay true to their roots and keep living simply. Their 6-year-old daughter was at least hoping for a pony.
Surrounded by family and friends, Cindy and Mark Hill were introduced as this week's lottery winners at the high school where they became sweethearts in the 1970s.
"We will still be going down to the corner cafe for breakfast or fish day. I can guarantee you," Ms Cindy Hill said. "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 Hills will split the US$588 million prize with whoever holds a winning ticket sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix. No one has come forward yet with the Arizona ticket, lottery officials said.