Besides the publicity, this was a great event for the entire community. The town they lived in had around 500 residents altogether and Mark and Cindy’s ticket, definitely put them on the map.
Believe it or not, the first thing the happy new millionaires wanted to do, was to adopt another child. They had so much love in their hearts and now they could afford to help others.
Everyone Had Something to Say
One of Mark and Cindy's sons wasn't lost for words either. He commented on the post by saying that he hoped his family wouldn't change following this obscene amount of money that had come their way.
He wished for them to stay down to earth, reasonable and modest as they were. The money came to them in a very easy way, and just like reaching them, it could just as easily disappear.
Everyone Was Getting Richer
This was the biggest prize that has ever been won in Missouri. Alongside Mark and Cindy, the local store's employees, Kristi Williams, and Kelly Blount were thrilled too. It's not every day that someone picks out some numbers and ends up becoming a millionaire.
Kristi and Kelly greeted every customer warmly and asked each one if they were the lucky winner. Now, Mark and Cindy were not alone, as the store received a whopping $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.
One Dream Was Too Much
Their daughter had a dream of owning a pony, however, Mark and Cindy had more modest gifts for her. Spending money on big and expensive things was not a wise thing to do, and they knew it.
They didn't want things to change too drastically. They wanted to remain the same simple people they were, just minus the financial struggles, but was this possible?
Some Things Couldn't Wait
There were some things that had to be bought straight away. Mark urgently needed a new truck so he treated himself to a red Camaro instead of the old pickup truck he had.
Another thing they wanted to do was take their daughter to the beach. She had never been before. Being able to make a little girl's dream come true, like going out and spending a day on the beach, was something Mark and Cindy were longing to do, and finally could.