Someone In Texas Is Rich!
PRINCETON, Texas (AP) — Tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot.
The Texas Lottery posted on Twitter early Thursday that one big winner was sold at Appletree Food Mart in Princeton, 30 miles northeast of Dallas.
Sue Dooley with the Multi-State Lottery Association says the Puerto Rico ticket was the first Powerball jackpot winner ever sold outside the continental U.S.
Puerto Rico joined Powerball less than a year ago. Besides 44 states and Washington, D.C., the game is also played in the Virgin Islands.
Should the winners select the lump sum option, each would get one-third of more than $381 million before taxes. The other option is the lottery make payments 30 times over 29 years.