Powerball winner builds new Mo. fire station

The winner said volunteer firefighters twice saved his father’s life

CAMDEN POINT, Mo. — A Powerball winner who won nearly $200 million in 2012 paid back his community by building a new fire station. 

Mark Hill had the volunteer station built to house both the fire and ambulance service for the Camden Point community. 

Hill credits firefighters with saving his father’s life, and wanted to “pay them back.”

“You know what? If my wife and I could have built this without anybody knowing that her and I were building it, that’s exactly what we would have done,” Hill told KMBC

The new station is 100 percent concrete, complete with radiant heating in the training room floors and space to expand for future additions. 

“We took our time to put things together so this would be something that we would be proud of and also that would be a great asset to the community,” Camden Point Fire Chief Walt Stubbs said. 

“I’m just proud to be a part of it,” Hill said. “See, I don’t think about my wife and I actually, I just don’t think that way. I’m proud that this is in my family, and I’m proud to know there’s an ambulance service right here … how many towns of 500 people have an ambulance service that’s manned 24-7 … I’m very proud to be part of that.”

The station will be officially dedicated July 16.

“We’re very, very blessed and we don’t take it lightly that we’ve been given this beautiful structure to maintain on behalf of the community,” Camden Point Fire District Board member Steve Folck said. 

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