Area woman wins a million

      One northwest Ohio woman got a welcome guest Wednesday when the Publisher's Clearing House Prize Patrol came to her door with a check for $1 million.

      Natalie Bostelman, of Grand Rapids, was named the winner of the company's latest SuperPrize worth $1,000,000. She was notified on Monday that she had won $1,000 and had been short-listed to win the one-million dollar grand prize. Publisher's Clearing House officials surprised Bostelman with a giant prize certificate, flowers and balloons Wednesday. Video of her winning moment can be viewed at the company's website .

      The newest winner is the 53rd Publishers Clearing House winner of one million dollars or more. The company says Bostelman had entered the sweepstakes regularly for twelve months.

      NBC24's Rob Packard was on-hand with the Prize Patrol when the winner received her giant check. Bostelman is a former NBC24 producer.

      Bostelman's name will be announced as the prize winner on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Wednesday evening.