Within moments, their life had changed. They grasped just over $293 million and were now able to sort their lives out. In one second all of their financial problems vanished away.
This also meant that Mark could take a break from working at the meat factory. He was physically working so hard and was desperate for a holiday, but could never afford it. Now he could, however, this was not all.
It Was a Local Winner
The following day while walking her daughter to school she overheard someone saying that a person from Missouri is the big winner of the jackpot. She headed straight to the store where she bought the tickets.
She grabbed the tickets out of her car and went to see if she had any numbers. Even a small amount of money would do. She wasn't thinking about winning it all.
She Was Blind With Bling
What she saw next blinded her eyes. She couldn't believe what was there in front of her so she called Mark and her mother. Maybe she was playing makebelieve and her husband would be able to straighten things out.
"I called my husband and told him, 'I think I am having a heart attack,'" Cindy said in one interview. "'I think we just won the lottery!'" She was shocked and couldn't believe the words that came out of her mouth.
He Went Public
Mark didn't think twice before sharing his big news on social media. He was very open and clear. He wrote that he and his family have won the lottery. As simple as that.
Now to start with, he didn't have a big list of followers, however, after this post, the numbers multiplied and he got numerous friend requests and new followers.
It Was Better to Be Outspoken
Mark preferred it that way. He realized there were a lot of rumors going around and he wanted to put an end to them. They lived in a small town where they all knew everything about everyone.
He wanted to share his big news with his community and with the people that were around him on a daily basis. He had nothing to hide.