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The town of Camden Point in northern Platte County is celebrating its new state-of-the-art fire facility, but the community’s lottery millionaires are humble about what they did to make it happen.

CAMDEN POINT, Mo. – When you dream of winning the lottery, you may think about the cars, trips or homes you will buy with that cash.

One Missouri man says he won more than he knew what to do with, so he decided to give back to his community in a big way.

Mark Hill won nearly $200 million in 2012 after he hit the Powerball.

Since winning, he and his wife adopted two more children, bought new cars, built a bigger home and took several vacations.

However, he wasn’t done.

KMBC says Hill has quietly contributed to many charities throughout the years and has now built a state-of-the-art fire facility.

“I’m proud that this is in my family, and I’m proud to know there’s an ambulance service right here, I mean, how many towns of 500 people have an ambulance service that’s manned 24/7? Very few, I’m proud to be part of that,” Hill said.

The facility is energy-efficient and includes lots of room to expand.

“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,” Steve Folck, with the Camden Point Fire District Board, said.