US Powerball rolled over from last year’s December, resulting in a gigantic jackpot that was worth $564 million, and Marie Holmes from North Carolina is one of the three US Powerball winners! Holmes is a 26 year old mother of four. The incredible win could not have come at a better time, as Holmes has had to quit her jobs at Walmart and McDonald’s in order to care for her children, one of whom has cerebral palsy.
While Holmes’ win is a joy for the heart, a very interesting thing occurred with the US Powerball winners – one of them is from Puerto Rico. This is the first time a US Powerball ticket is sold outside continental United States, and some may consider it a miracle when taking into account that US Powerball became available in Puerto Rico less than a year ago.
While we wait for the second and third winners to step forward, the US Powerball waits for no one. The draw last night resulted in no new winners, and the jackpot grew to $50 million. The Valentine’s Day draw winning numbers were 1, 24, 44, 45, and 51, and draw results were completed by Powerball number 28. Two people managed to get the main numbers right; one of them won $1 million, whereas the other had been strategically smart and selected the Power Play option, resulting in a $2 million prize instead!
UK Players, follow the Puerto Rico Winner!
As you can see, you don’t have to be within the strict US borders in order to participate – and win – the US Powerball. Nowadays, if you’re from the UK (and we know how much you guys love US Powerball), or anywhere else for that matter, all you have to do is click the “PLAY NOW” button in the top corner of this window in order to play US Powerball online. If Puerto Rico can do it in less than a year, you can do it even faster! Winning has never been easier!