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Fri., Nov. 30, 2012, 9:24 a.m.

Mechanic Wins Share Of Powerball Pot

Cindy and Mark Hill hold a check for having one of two winning Powerball tickets during an announcement in Dearborn, Mo., earlier today. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

A 52-year-old Missouri mechanic and his wife claimed their share Friday of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot. Lottery officials sent a statement Friday announcing that Mark and Cindy Hill, of Dearborn, held one of two winning tickets for the nation's biggest Powerball jackpot. The Hills will split the $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. The $587.5 million payout, which represents the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history, set off a nationwide buying frenzy, with tickets at one point selling at nearly 130,000 per minute/Chicago Tribune. More here.

Question: Are you glad to see a working stiff win half of the Powerball prize?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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