It’s an interesting coincidence – either some intelligent individuals have perfected the art of how to read betting odds, or they’re just lucky as all heck! Winning tickets were sold in North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico in Wednesday’s $564 million Powerball drawing, lottery officials confirmed.
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.