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Fort Lee couple wins $1M
By Staff Reports
Dec 18, 2013, 12:52

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Maggie and Davis Marcelli pose with Virginia Lottery Director Paula Otto after receiving their check..

FORT LEE — When Maggie Marcelli realized she had matched the first five numbers in the Dec. 14 Powerball drawing, she immediately ran to wake up her husband, David.

“At 3:00 in the morning, I was screaming,” she said.

But his reaction was a bit more subdued.

“I showed him the ticket and he said, ‘Yeah, they match,’” she said. “Then he went back to sleep!”

The ticket won $1 million. It was bought at Raceway, 2058 County Drive in Petersburg. She used Easy Pick and let the computer randomly select the numbers on her ticket.

Her husband David, a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Lee, is friends with three soldiers who split a $1 million Powerball prize in March.

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