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Unemployed Electrician Wins Publishers Clearing House Prize

The electrician's long-term disability had run out more than a year ago.

An out-of-work electrician won $1 million from the Publishers Clearing House this week in Gresham, Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, the electrician's long-term disability had run out more than a year ago.

Karl Jonsson, 44, and his wife and two daughters, had been living with his parents for the past three years after he tore a bicep tendon, which hasn't healed right, he said. He moved his wife and kids here from Nebraska and started living with his parents in their house on the lake, and he only just recently began doing handyman jobs to make some money.

The Prize Patrol dropped in at their house Tuesday to present him with a bouquet of roses, balloons and a giant ceremonial check for $1 million.

"I'm just at a loss for words. Grateful, humbled and absolutely grateful to God," Jonsson told the Tribune. "When they say he's got the whole world in his hands, he does. Prayer is incredible."

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