Powerball Jackpot Worth US$131.5m Won in PhiladelphiaWednesday June 26th 2013
The Powerball jackpot worth US$131.5 million was won on Saturday 22nd June 2013 by a single player from South Philadelphia but despite combined calls from local media and the Pennsylvania Lottery for the winner to come forward, the prize has yet to be claimed. If you remember buying a Powerball ticket in Philadelphia last week then read on to see if you are unknowingly sitting on the jackpot!
The ticket was purchased from the Federal Beer store on the 1400 block of Federal Street in the Point Breeze neighbourhood. The owner of the store, Ghanshyam “Gary” Patel, stands to receive a US$100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket and is thrilled about his own windfall. He has said he will offer his three employees a nice vacation as well as adding to the college fund for his new-born twins.
When it comes to the mysterious jackpot winner however, all that residents of the neighbourhood are hoping is that it is a local person who will give back to their community. So if you either live in Point Breeze, or visited the area in the days prior to the Powerball draw on Saturday, check your tickets now to see if you are the lucky winner. If you are, sign the back of the ticket immediately and make yourself known to lottery officials so that you can collect your newfound fortune!
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Written by Samantha Jones