Someone In Puerto Rico Won The Powerball And People Freaked Out

Wednesday marked the first time someone has won the Powerball jackpot outside the continental United States. And some people in the U.S. weren't too happy about it.

A winning Powerball ticket purchased in Puerto Rico sent some people into a fury on Twitter, with some questioning whether the U.S. territory used the euro as currency or even paid taxes.

The $564.1-million prize will be also be shared with winners in North Carolina and Texas.

WTF .... since when could you win a Powerball jackpot in Puerto Rico? Don't they use the Euro as currency?

“@DillonChance: If #PuertoRico is too good to be a state, then they don't deserve to win our #Powerball! #Shenanigans” wow your stupid

Who the fuck let's #PuertoRico play the #Powerball?

Powerball winner in Puerto Rico...When the fuck did they become part of America?? Do they have to pay taxes to our government also?

The holder of the winning ticket had stopped by a Shell station in southern Puerto Rico.

The winner can claim the prize starting on Friday, choosing between a lump sum payment of $101.6 million or 30 payments over 29 years, Antonio Perez Lopez, assistant secretary of the Puerto Rico Lottery, told the Associated Press.

"We are beyond thrilled with the news that we already have a multimillion-dollar winner just four months after Puerto Rico began selling Powerball tickets," he said.

But as reaction on social media mounted, it was clear there were a lot of people out there who were anything but thrilled.

If I'm the guy from Texas or NC I'm pissed I have to share the powerball with someone from Puerto Rico. Should have to speak English to win

Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Texas tickets win Powerball No taxes but can win Powerball?!?

How the hell can some1 from Puerto Rico win the #Powerball with 2 other people when it's not a state and don't pay taxes? Don't get it LOL!

Puerto Rico winning Powerball is everything that's wrong with America & then some

Someone from Puerto Rico hit powerball last night?? Welcome to Obamas America smh

A winning #Powerball ticket was bought in Puerto Rico? How's that legal? That's not America.

A Winning Powerball Ticket Came From Puerto Rico: Let the Ignorance Begin via @latinorebels

Wednesday's jackpot was the third-largest in Powerball history.

The last time the Powerball jackpot got so huge was in 2013, when a ticket purchased in Florida won a $590.5-million prize, the AP reported.

But at $656 million, the largest payout in U.S. history belongs to the other national U.S. lottery, Mega Millions. Three players in that game — one each in in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland —won that prize in March 2012.

H/t Latino Rebels.

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