Friday, February 13, 2015

Someone In Puerto Rico Won The Powerball And People Freaked Out / BuzzFeed

All you stupid motherfuckers... Puerto Rico was invaded by the United States and Occupied as a "Commonwelath" (tax haven) and everybody who lives there and those who migrated are defacto CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES since the beginning of the 20th century, go back to school and learn some American history... do I sound pissed?

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.
posted on Feb. 12, 2015, at 3:55 p.m.

Adolfo Flores
BuzzFeed News Reporter

Mike Blake / Reuters
A Powerball Lottery ticket is shown in this photo illustration after being purchased at a gas station in San Diego, California.

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.

"@DillonChance: If #PuertoRico is too good to be a state, then they don't deserve to win our #Powerball! #Shenanigans" wow your stupid
— wizdarev1 (@STOP SIMPS2k15)

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
— SniperLouisiana (@Sniper)

Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Texas tickets win Powerball No taxes but can win Powerball?!?
— FlossedMind (@Justin Miles)

Puerto Rico winning Powerball is everything that's wrong with America & then some
— CourtneyDuhban (@Courtney)

A winning #Powerball ticket was bought in Puerto Rico? How's that legal? That's not America.
— pshuck (@Patrick Shuck)

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.
Adolfo Flores is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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