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Wausau man beats 180,000, winning $1.1 million in fantasy football

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FILE - Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, top right, celebrates his touchdown with teammates Lucas Patrick, bottom right, and Jon Runyan in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — A Wausau man has won $1.1 million playing fantasy football.

Will Hsu, a 45-year-old ginseng farmer, won the money in a game hosted by Draft Kings. The Green Bay Packers’ 31-30 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 19 helped him beat out 180,000 competitors, according to the Wausau Daily Herald.

Hsu says the win was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill and he plans to donate about a quarter of the money to charity, including the University of Wisconsin, the Wausau church his family attends and the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin.

He also plans to take his family to a warm vacation spot and pay off his wife’s car.

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