The Powerball jackpot jumped to $564-million before last night’s drawing and lottery players in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico may not have gotten much sleep last night.  Three winning tickets were sold there, and the players are going to collect a share of this week's more than half-billion dollar jackpot. 

Powerball officials are currently confirming that winning tickets were sold in each of those locations.  If each winner chooses the cash option, they will split 339-million bucks.  There were 35 tickets that picked the five white ball numbers who will each win $1-million.  Chances of winning the grand prize were one in 175-million.


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