So last night’s Powerball drawing had three big winners: one in North Carolina, one in Texas and one in Puerto Rico. As you might expect, news of the Puerto Rico winner is getting the ignorant few a bit testy this morning. First up, one of our Rebeldes of El Paso told us that KLAQ’s Lisa Sanchez was saying during the news breaks that Puerto Rico winner shouldn’t have been part of the lottery because it wasn’t a state.
Which led us to think, who else was saying the same thing? Looks like the news rubbed some people the wrong way (BTW, you can find more here):
Puerto Rico won the powerball? #thanksobama
— TB12isGod (@kidyudi) February 12, 2015
puerto rico should not be able to win the powerball fuck that non sense
— Brent Meyers (@BrentSuperDaddy) February 12, 2015
One of the #powerball winners was in Puerto Rico? I'm no xenophobe, but that's some bull shit.
— Joe Galvan (@joegalvan) February 12, 2015
— Justin Miles (@FlossedMind) February 12, 2015
— MATT ~ STEELERSNASTY (@SteelersNasty) February 12, 2015
It's completely outrageous someone from Puerto Rico won the powerball, thought this was America!
— Colin Ryan (@CTJR7) February 12, 2015
WTF …. since when could you win a Powerball jackpot in Puerto Rico? Don't they use the Euro as currency?
— Matty_lee87 (@matty_lee87) February 12, 2015
A #Powerball winning ticket was in Puerto Rico? What kind of shit is that? Haha.
— Brian (@BrianLA_8) February 12, 2015
someone in Puerto Rico hit the powerball… they don't even speak English bruh
— BF (@ThisIsFreeZe) February 12, 2015
— STOP SIMPS2k15 (@wizdarev1) February 12, 2015
So I'm a little outraged someone from Puerto Rico won our Powerball. Do they even pay taxes in PR??
— wd ka (@wdkahlig) February 12, 2015
— Martin (@bangax2) February 12, 2015
Powerball winner in Puerto Rico…When the fuck did they become part of America?? Do they have to pay taxes to our government also?
— 50 Shades of Wade (@RealTallWolf) February 12, 2015
Was just reading up on the Power Ball winners. Puerto Rico doesn't pay federal taxes but can still collect disability/welfare? WHAT
— Joey Cartolano (@PFF_Joey) February 12, 2015
If I'm the guy from Texas or NC I'm pissed I have to share the powerball with someone from Puerto Rico. Should have to speak English to win
— Sniper (@SniperLouisiana) February 12, 2015
How the fuck Puerto Rico has Powerball?
— Sleezo Breezo (@BreezusChriste) February 12, 2015
Ok class, let’s say it together:
Although you do all know that the island is welcoming more and more wealthy people, right?
And this just in: another perfect response to the ignorants.
— Puerto Rico en Serio (@PuertoRicoSerio) February 12, 2015