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Published April 04, 2013, 06:08 PM

Illinois homeless man wins $50,000 lottery prize

In Bloomington, Illinois a homeless man has won 50,000 dollars playing the lottery.

In Bloomington, Illinois a homeless man has won 50,000 dollars playing the lottery. He wants to be identified only as Dennis or "Double-d." He travels on foot and lives outdoors. He has been homeless for more than 30 of his 59 years, but now an instant scratch-off ticket has changed his life. He says he wants to pay at least some of the money forward, giving 100 dollars to each of the men camped outside of the city, like himself.

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