First Powerball Winners Announced

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.