First Powerball Winners Announced

    CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 28:  A sign outside the One Stop Mart shows the winning amounts for lottery games including the $550 million for the Powerball jackpot on November 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. A single Powerball winner would get a lump sum payment of about $360.2 million before taxes.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    Give them the pot ‘o gold already. A husband and wife from Missouri who won half of the record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot have just about died and gone to heaven. “I called my husband and told him, ‘I think I am having a heart attack,’” Cindy Hill, 51, said, according to a Missouri press release published on Friday. After hearing that one of the winning tickets was sold in Missouri and the other was in Arizona, Cindy checked all five tickets she bought and found one had the winning numbers. With the odds of winning being 1 in 175 million, Cindy, who was laid off from her job in 2010, and her husband Mark, a mechanic, thought they didn’t stand a chance. But now they’re dreaming of using their $293.7 million to travel with their 6-year-old daughter and possibly adopt another child.

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