Powerball: 3 Winning Tickets Sold in $564M Drawing

The $564 million jackpot is the fifth largest in U.S. history.

ByABC News
February 12, 2015, 9:32 AM

— -- Winning tickets were sold in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico in Wednesday's $564 million Powerball drawing, lottery officials confirmed today.

The three tickets matched the numbers 25, 11, 54, 13 and 39, with a Powerball of 19.

According to the Texas Lottery, one of the winning tickets was sold at an Appletree Food Mart in Princeton, which is located about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. The stores where the tickets were sold in North Carolina and Puerto Rico aren't known.

The jackpot -– which has a cash value of $381 million -– marks the fifth largest prize in U.S. history. The jackpot has been growing for the past two months, gradually increasing since starting at $40 million.

Experts estimated the odds of winning at 175 million to one.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The jackpot is the third-largest in Powerball history. The last time a Powerball jackpot climbed so high was in 2013 when a Florida ticket won a $590.5 million prize.

Should the winners select the lump sum option, each would get a one-third share of $381,138,450.16 before taxes. The other option is an annuity, under which the lottery would make payments 30 times over 29 years.

The jackpot goes back to $40 million for the next drawing, which takes place on Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.