Broward woman purchases winning Powerball ticket in Hialeah

Joana Marcelle, 50, of Coconut Creek, claims $1 million prize

(Florida Lottery)

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – A Broward County woman has claimed her prize following a Powerball drawing from October, Florida Lottery officials confirmed Wednesday.

Joana Marcelle, 50, of Coconut Creek, claimed her $1 million prize from the Oct. 10 drawing at the Lottery’s West Palm Beach District Office.

Marcell’s ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but did not match the Power Ball number.

According to Lottery officials, Marcelle purchased her winning ticket from Rebel, located at 7550 Northwest 186th Street in Hialeah.

The retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

The next Powerball drawing will be held Wednesday night at 10:59 p.m., with an estimated $20 million jackpot.

Tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. to be eligible for the drawing.

“Since joining POWERBALL in 2009, the game has generated more than $2.65 billion in contributions to education statewide,” the Florida Lottery said in a news release. “Florida is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country, with more than 120.3 million winning tickets totaling more than $3.5 billion in prizes, including 16 jackpot winners.”

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