Powerball Winners Split Half-Billion Dollar Prize

Three lucky people will have to split a half-billion dollar prize from the Powerball.

They were the winners of the lottery on Wednesday evening and officials said the winners were identified in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico, although it is too early to know their identities. Twitter.com has already been blowing up about the news.According to Paul Mathieson, the winning numbers were 25, 11, 54, 13, 39 and Powerball 19. According to Texas officials, the lottery tickets was sold at the Appletree supermarket, a Food Mart in Princeton, located 50 miles northwest of Dallas.

The lottery reached a value in cash of $381 million, representing the fifth largest prize awarded in US history.

The award was growing in the last two weeks because there has been no winner.

Experts estimate that each of the winners will receive a prize equivalent to about $ 175 million each.

If they ask for a lump sum payment, each winner would get $ 101,626,000 – before taxes.
Another option is to order 30 annuities that may be change over time, as prescribed in the regulations of the Multistate Lottery Association.

The Powerball is played in 44 states, including Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.