ARDEN HILLS . (AP) -- A 72-year-old Arden Hills woman and her husband won $10 million from Publishers Clearing House Sunday night during the Super Bowl.
A blue Dodge Grand Caravan with a "Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol" sign duct-taped to one side and a small mob of reporters and photographers rolled up to her house about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
"Oh! It's Publishers Clearing House. Oh my gosh! I don't believe this," said a shaking Marcella Longnecker to her 71-year-old husband, Jack, while they stood in the doorway.
David Sayer, head of the prize patrol who's been handing over the big checks for more than 20 years, and his crew pushed through the reporters, slipping on the icy sidewalk, to hand her a check, two dozen red roses and balloons.
"Mrs. Longnecker, you've just won $10 million from Publishers Clearing House," Sayer said.
"Settle down, now,," said Jack Longnecker, who tried to settle his quaking wife.
Marcella Longnecker was chosen at random to become the 33rd Publishers Clearing House winner who has won more than $1 million. Alfred Slivnik of St. Cloud won $10 million in 1994.
For almost a decade, the world's largest multimagazine subscription agency has been handing out its biggest SuperPrize on Super Bowl Sunday.
Marcella Longnecker will get a minimum of $250,000 a year over 29 years, Sayer said, with final year payoff of a couple million dollars.
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