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DEARBORN, MO (KCTV) -
An email is making the rounds, offering people around the country a portion of a Missouri family's Powerball jackpot winnings.
Mark Hill bought the lucky Powerball ticket for more than $293 million at a Trex Mart gas station. Since that day the family said they would be sharing some of that money for good causes.
But officials are now warning people about a scam that's using the family's new fortune to try to cash in.
From the beginning, Cindy and Mark Hill said they were going to put their Powerball jackpot money to good use by helping others.
"We want to say God blessed us with this and for some reason he put it in our hands to make sure it goes to the right things," Cindy Hill said.
The Hills aren't squirreling away that money - they are already living up to that promise. Mark Hill is donating the funds needed to build a new fire station in his hometown of Camden Pointe, MO.
"We think it's great they want to give back to the community like that and help us out. It's phenomenal," said Camden Pointe Assistant Fire Chief Ethan Ball.
But Thursday, KCTV5 spoke to a man from Arkansas over the phone. Stephen Jones said the Hills promised to share their money with him.
"Everybody wants to win a million dollars. Everybody wants to win something," Jones said.
He said he got the email that claims to be written by Mark Hill that said Google was working with the family to select 23 random people across the country to make their dreams come true by making each one of them a millionaire. All the person had to do was respond back with their bank account number.
"They are trying to take the identity of Mark and Cindy Hill - they aren't doing anything wrong - and then they are trying to do something to the people who believe the offer," Jones said.
The Missouri Lottery office said this email is a scam and they warn people not to fall for it.
Ball said he knows Mark Hill very well and knows that his generosity would come with a handshake and not an email.
"Mark is the type of person that would want to talk to you face-to-face," Ball said. "He's not going to send you an email and say, ‘give me your info and I'll send you some money.' That's not the way they work at all."
Jason Hill, the family's youngest son, said over the phone that the email is not coming from their family and they don't want anyone to be victimized by the people running the scam.
It goes back to the mantra, ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't.' Jones said he's happy he didn't fall for the scam.
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