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The woman who won the big $131 million powerball jackpot in June has been identified as an Upper Darby woman. NBC10's Rosemary Connors went to the Point Breeze beer store where the ticket was sold to find out how the regulars feel about a "non-local" winning the big prize.
A Delaware County woman has claimed the $131.5 million Powerball jackpot after buying a ticket from a South Philadelphia beer distributor.
Patricia Chandler, 46, of Upper Darby, Pa., purchased the winning ticket from Federal Beer at 1440 Federal Street last month, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. The winning numbers of 13-19-23-33-57 and Powerball number of 28 were drawn on Saturday, June 22.
Chandler presented her ticket, the sole winning ticket, to lottery officials at the Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters outside Harrisburg, Pa. Tuesday.
Officials said she has opted to take the annuity payout which equates to $77,412,904.72 after the federal government takes a 25-percent cut.
This jackpot is the fourth-highest in Pennsylvania Lottery history.
"We were snoozing and she hit and we're here every day," said Gabriel Buccino, a regular at Federal Beer. "More power to her. I'm glad for her."