3-Way Split for $564 Million Powerball Jackpot

Three Powerball winning tickets were sold in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico.
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Transcript for 3-Way Split for $564 Million Powerball Jackpot
Not its activity he dogged in the one must be in on me you know. That gentleman so Ali's. Exacting let me. I've heard Bob. And that's the reaction after winning only a million dollars he is this store owners John jet fuel coty who sold one. Of last night's three winning powerball ticket at this store fifty miles northeast of Dallas that the re lucky winners will be splitting. 564. Million dollars which is the fifth largest prize. In US history hello letter went on with that her in new York and here with more ABC's Marcy Gonzales and Marcy. The odds of winning that jackpot I hear blind in 175. Million sit safe to say we have some extremely lucky people in North Carolina Texas. And Puerto Rico which. Unfortunately rules you and me out but good afternoon to you none. Atlanta it things Elisabeth yes I'm very very disappointed I definitely bought my ticket and Qaeda but the money when I heard that that's not right at these people know if lucky begins to describe it now if they each take the lump sum payment. Built a 127. Million dollars each and that's before taxes though we still don't know who these people are but we do know where they made those. Changing purchase says. It was right here they're seeing. That someone became a multimillionaire. Detonated elected. Here is convenient store in Princeton Texas two undersea Cody sold one of the three winning powerball tickets at last night's drawing. With 564. Million dollars. The other two winner sharing the fifth biggest lottery jackpot in US history bought their tickets in Puerto Rico and North Carolina. 251154. At thirteen 39 now powerball number ID the three hours or want 175. Million chance of matching all six numbers. But the odds didn't keep people across the country from two reading big. Lottery officials say 75000. Tickets were sold every minute in the hours leading up to the dry. And there are some other winners at least 280 people won ten grand 33 people matched five of the numbers winning a million dollars. And Seabrook Cody found out this morning he's getting a million bucks to just for selling one of the lucky tickets. I'm so exciting I am so excited union. I guess on my lives. Said. Italy exciting and for the press and other so it the next powerball drying on Saturday with a jackpot of at least forty million dollars back to you. If they'll let you were like forty. Take that. I doubt that'll for each. To wonder this story is still in the evening and I just can't say. 564. Million dollars in not that jackpot so huge to any idea how long this has been growing. This for the past two months so it started at forty million dollars as it always does and then. Every time there wasn't a winner there's two drawings a week. Every time it grew and grew until it became the third biggest powerball jackpot ever in and the fifth biggest in US lottery history. And win the last time we haven't jackpot this thing. I must just be a lucky month because it was February of last year that there was another one of these. Big jackpots and that one was more than 425. Million dollars. 425. Not to shabby okay the winners are concerned OK so we know we're the winning tickets were purchased. But at this point do we know eking up. Else about these winners. We doubt and we are anxiously waiting there is a news conference is scheduled in the places where those winning tickets were sold so we are waiting to find out who did like you people aren't if there is a chance that they may not even know yet added of people who. Maybe it slept haven't checked their ticket and said it could still be in for a big surprise. Unbelievable. He might not even know yet in it is true before you go quick question okay. So you just mentioned the last time this jackpot was huge with four in 25 million this time around with 564. I've. Get court date so. It me or are these jackpot just getting bigger and bigger. You're definitely right and it is not an accident the officials who run power bottles of Mega Millions. It is a purpose they changed it about two years ago they raise they made it much more difficult to win and they also raised the ticket prices. And also raise the minimum jackpot used to start it twenty million out starts at forty million. And it's all because they one of these jackpots to get this big because. Look at the frenzy it causes that brings so many more players of the game that's exactly what they want it for this drawn millions of people bought tickets and and that's what we're going for. And you and mean we can. Continue to dream until next time thank you ABC's Martha Gonzales thank you so much for joining us went to get ABC's Marcy Gonzales think he's too much and you can keep up with the story in real time by downloading the eighteenth app and our in this story for. Exclusive updates on the go for now. Her New York.

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