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Friday, December 19, 2014

Electrician out of work for more than three years wins $1million

An out-of-work Wisconsin electrician whose long-term disability ran out over a year ago has won $1 million from the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes.

Karl Jonsson was home with his wife and teenage daughter on Tuesday when the Prize Patrol staff showed up and surprised him with roses and balloons, a large ceremonial check for $1 million and a real check for $25,000.

'You may get some phone calls from people you don't know,' Dave Sayer of Publishers Clearing House told him, 'but they'll be phone calls with congratulations and good wishes and, 'I'm just so glad to see a real person won, especially a person who could really use it.'



Anonymous said...

He must be a pretty crappy electrician, the ones I know are so overloaded with work they can't keep up.

Anonymous said...

8:44-The post states that he was disabled,but we all know about that when it seems like half the country is on disability.In recent times disability has OK'd those collecting to work another job WHILE THEY ARE COLLECTING DISABILITY.Ponder that.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is I'm happy for him and his family. We don't know the family's history.