Police are maintaining a watch on the home of Mavis Wanczyk (right),who won the Powerball this week.
Photo: Fox25Boston.com
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Police increase patrols around Powerball winner’s home

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A spokesman for Chicopee police said Friday that the department wants Mavis Wanczyk to know officers are "there if she needs us."

Officer Michael Wilk says officers are keeping an extra eye out, and have even parked in her driveway, as members of the media and others have descended on the neighborhood.

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Wilk says the media have been respectful, but neighbors have reported that other people have been hanging around asking questions about Wanczyk.

Wilk says they were told by a neighbor that she is not around.

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