FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) - Cindy Hills says she and her husband Mark are "stunned" right now, but it'll be "nice" to be able to take trips with family and not have to work now that they're multimillionaires. The Dearborn, Mo., couple had one of the two winning tickets sold for this week's Powerball jackpot.
The Hills accepted their winning check at a press conference on Friday. They have three grown children and an adopted daughter.
In a statement, lottery officials say the Hills are now considering a second adoption, though Mark does have his eye on at least one thing: a red Camaro. Cindy told reporters that when she first checked her tickets, she wasn't sure they'd really won because she couldn't find her glasses and wasn't certain she was seeing the numbers correctly.
The other winning ticket, sold in Arizona, might be in the hands of a man in Maryland, who may have been caught on tape when he found out he hit the jackpot, reports CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds.
Surveillance video captured the man as he casually walked into a Maryland gas station Thursday. He dug into his pocket and pulled out what seems to be a wad of lottery tickets before checking to see if he's a winner. Seconds later he pumped his fists, claiming his ticket - which he said he bought in Arizona - was indeed a winner. He showed it off to a store clerk, who said it matched all six numbers. That, the clerk said, "was when he said, 'I gotta get out of here.'" Then the man turned to other customers, who took a closer look. "He said, 'Is this the right number?'" one customer recalled. "And I said, 'Yeah, that's the right number, you got them all!'" Just as quickly as he entered, the man was gone.
Lottery officials haven't yet named a winner in Arizona. All that is known is that the lucky ticket was purchased at the Four Sons food store in Fountain Hills. "Of course we're very thrilled that a player of the Arizona lottery is one of only two winners in the United States," lottery spokeswoman Karen Bach said.
For the 500 folks living in Dearborn, just being close to something so valuable is quite a thrill. "It's just awesome that one of us could have touched the ticket," said Williams. "I mean, that's what makes it so awesome."
Arizona's winner has until May 27 to claim the fortune. Lottery officials say whoever it is should sign the ticket, keep it safe, contact lottery officials - and get a good financial advisor.