Freeport man wins $50 million Powerball jackpot

April 11, 2013 8:58:20 PM PDT
On April Fool's Day Ted Baumgartner of Freeport told his relatives that he won the $50 million Powerball jackpot.

Of course they thought he was joking.

But he was not and he picked up a commemorative check for the biggest Powerball prize in Illinois history Thursday. Baumgartner quit his job as a furniture repair specialist.

He plans to buy a new house and says his most extravagant purchase will be a few acres of hunting land so he can create his own, miniature "Duck Dynasty".


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