Puerto Rico Claims Winning Ticket in $564M Powerball Drawing

The U.S. territory claimed a winning ticket in $564 million drawing.

Puerto Rico only added the drawing in October.

Beyond the buzz generated by potential jackpot winnings, Powerball is also seen as a way for Puerto Rico to draw additional funds.

While Puerto Rico had never won the Powerball before Wednesday’s drawing, the Isle of Enchantment has featured an official lottery system – the Loteria de Puerto Rico – since 1934, decades before similar lottery systems were established in various states.