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Pa. woman claims winning $131.5M Powerball ticket

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UPPER DARBY, Pa. — A woman has claimed the winning ticket in a $131.5 million Powerball drawing that she bought at a Philadelphia beer store last month.

Lottery officials say Upper Darby resident Patricia Chandler turned in the winning ticket Tuesday from the June 22, 2013, Powerball drawing. They say she has opted to collect her winnings as a lump sum of $77.4 million.

According to lottery officials, Chandler's jackpot is the fourth-largest Powerball cash prize ever awarded by the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Chandler hasn't commented publicly. She doesn't have the cash yet; the lottery says it will take 4 to 6 weeks.

She bought the ticket at the Federal Beer distributorship in the city's Point Breeze section. The store's owner, Gary Patel, received a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Thanks to dpoly1 for the tip.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: July 31, 2013, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

"According to lottery officials, Chandler's jackpot is the fourth-largest Powerball cash prize ever awarded by the Pennsylvania Lottery."

Someone in Pennsylvania could beat that record by winning tonight's PB jackpot of $235M/$136.5M cash.

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    Posted: July 31, 2013, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

    How can she not have the money yet? "It takes 4 - 6 weeks" - say what? Usually when you win, you can't get it immediately because they have to collect the money from all the states, which takes about 2 weeks. It's already been a month since this drawing. The money should be ready to be forwarded to her account.

    This just sounds fishy.

    "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

      maringoman's avatar - kobold
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      Posted: July 31, 2013, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

      A woman has claimed the winning ticket in a $131.5 million Powerball drawing that she bought at a Philadelphia beer store last month.     

      I suppose a liquor store jp winning PB ticket is less embarrassing than one from a porn shop like the one from Detroit in 2010 Cheers

      Alright, my turn.

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        Posted: July 31, 2013, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

        How can she not have the money yet? "It takes 4 - 6 weeks" - say what? Usually when you win, you can't get it immediately because they have to collect the money from all the states, which takes about 2 weeks. It's already been a month since this drawing. The money should be ready to be forwarded to her account.

        This just sounds fishy.

        I don't get the 4-6 weeks either.

        Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

        because it is his natural characteristic,

        so the artist works.

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          Posted: July 31, 2013, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

          A woman has claimed the winning ticket in a $131.5 million Powerball drawing that she bought at a Philadelphia beer store last month.     

          I suppose a liquor store jp winning PB ticket is less embarrassing than one from a porn shop like the one from Detroit in 2010 Cheers

          Porn shops sell lottery tickets? What I learn in these forums! lol

          Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

          because it is his natural characteristic,

          so the artist works.

          by Alma  Gluck

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            Posted: July 31, 2013, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

            How can she not have the money yet? "It takes 4 - 6 weeks" - say what? Usually when you win, you can't get it immediately because they have to collect the money from all the states, which takes about 2 weeks. It's already been a month since this drawing. The money should be ready to be forwarded to her account.

            This just sounds fishy.

            first and formost she waited one month so that is her problem by now four weeks would have been over oh well lol. And second of all she wants lump sum , well lump sum is more complicated after two months lump sum is off the table. And third of all they said takes up to 4weeks that is just to cover their a.. incase they are slacking if all goes well she could get it in a week. At least she has four more weeks to think carefully lol

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              Posted: July 31, 2013, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

              first and formost she waited one month so that is her problem by now four weeks would have been over oh well lol. And second of all she wants lump sum , well lump sum is more complicated after two months lump sum is off the table. And third of all they said takes up to 4weeks that is just to cover their a.. incase they are slacking if all goes well she could get it in a week. At least she has four more weeks to think carefully lol

              usually they would give a partial down payment to tide her over. probably didn't ask and knowing pennsylvania they probably didn't offer. her bank if she has one would absolutely give her a 30 day loan for 100 grand or so for pin money until it comes in.

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                Posted: July 31, 2013, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                A woman has claimed the winning ticket in a $131.5 million Powerball drawing that she bought at a Philadelphia beer store last month.

                Lottery officials say Upper Darby resident Patricia Chandler turned in the winning ticket Tuesday from the June 22, 2013, Powerball drawing. They say she has opted to collect her winnings as a lump sum of $77.4 million.

                According to lottery officials, Chandler's jackpot is the fourth-largest Powerball cash prize ever awarded by the Pennsylvania Lottery.

                Chandler hasn't commented publicly. She doesn't have the cash yet; the lottery says it will take 4 to 6 weeks.

                She bought the ticket at the Federal Beer distributorship in the city's Point Breeze section. The store's owner, Gary Patel, received a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

                Thanks to dpoly1 for the tip.

                "The store's owner, Gary Patel, received a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket."

                That does it, I'm changin' my last name to Patel.

                Hmmm... let's see... Buford Lee Patel.

                Yeah, it does have a ring to it.

                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                  Posted: July 31, 2013, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                  usually they would give a partial down payment to tide her over. probably didn't ask and knowing pennsylvania they probably didn't offer. her bank if she has one would absolutely give her a 30 day loan for 100 grand or so for pin money until it comes in.

                  Pin money?

                  You must be old as the hills!

                  I ain't heard that since Mamaw passed 45 year ago.

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                    Posted: July 31, 2013, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                    "The store's owner, Gary Patel, received a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket."

                    That does it, I'm changin' my last name to Patel.

                    Hmmm... let's see... Buford Lee Patel.

                    Yeah, it does have a ring to it.

                    you'd have to open a convenience store on chocktaw ridge, ridge. and hire billy joe mcallister and billy clyde tuggle as box boys. i wonder what percentage of convenience stores are owned or run by a patel. seriously it has to be over 25%.

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                      Posted: July 31, 2013, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Pin money?

                      You must be old as the hills!

                      I ain't heard that since Mamaw passed 45 year ago.

                      really, not that uncommon i thought. but i did campaign for adlai stevenson in both 52 and 56 against ike. still have a box of campaign buttons.

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                        Posted: July 31, 2013, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                        really, not that uncommon i thought. but i did campaign for adlai stevenson in both 52 and 56 against ike. still have a box of campaign buttons.

                        I knowed it!

                          maringoman's avatar - kobold
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                          Posted: July 31, 2013, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Porn shops sell lottery tickets? What I learn in these forums! lol

                          I learned about it here at LP too. The story had some very funny comments. Makes you wonder where some of those members disappeared to.

                          http://www.lotterypost.com/news/223141

                          Alright, my turn.

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                            Posted: August 1, 2013, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                            Congrats on your win Mrs. Chandler and spend it big time!-weshar75

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