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
Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Texas tickets win Powerball http://t.co/Fi4wGn5lIw No taxes but can win Powerball?!? pic.twitter.com/4BbhATHpWx
— Justin Miles (@FlossedMind) February 12, 2015
How the fuck we let Puerto Rico play Powerball? That don't even want statehood! #smh #soreloser
— 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
“@DillonChance: If #PuertoRico is too good to be a state, then they don't deserve to win our #Powerball! #Shenanigans” wow your stupid
— 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
Who the fuck let's #PuertoRico play the #Powerball?
— 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?
BTW, thanks, NBC News, for the H/T. You too, Buzzfeed.
And this just in: another perfect response to the ignorants.
To all the bigots who were upset because a Puerto Rican won the lotto. @latinorebels @jayfonsecapr @pollomaldonado pic.twitter.com/qKI9z4yGay
— Puerto Rico en Serio (@PuertoRicoSerio) February 12, 2015
There are alot of ignorant people in this world Puerto Rico is not a state but it is part of the United States we are better of then the Americans because we speak two languages we are not immigrants we fly first class.
Really irene you look retarded trying to defend PR and offend another country like Mexico,you doing just like this red neck hicks on Twitter makes yo no better, anyway Congrats to the PR Winner it’s a game of chance prior always get mad when they don’t win
The most violent element in society is…yep u guessed it…IGNORANCE! I wish that the ppl who posted that PR shouldn’t be included in the Power Ball because it is not a state, would have even Googled facts first, before posting such ignorant posts.
How could some people be so ignorant, stupid, etc….Puerto Rico is a self-governing commonwealth in association with the United States.. Puertoricans posses all the rights and obligations of US citizens, like common defense, market and currency. We have been citizens since 1917…Go back to school or keep those stupid comments to yourself…
Congrats to my country man or woman whom won the power ball .Hope they enjoy their riches..Viva Puerto Rico. .
Well, well I am really appalled! So much silly drivel coming from so many ignorants!
Get a life, yes we play the Powerball in PR as well as in the USVI because we pay for the tickets with US Dollars in the same manner that it is done in NC and Ca. Oh and by the way, we do speak English and Spanish. Our Cable TV has CNN, Fox, MSNBC, BBC, TNT, ABC, NBC, CBS and lots of channels in English and Spanish. We hardly have any roads and mostly live in concrete house with running water, electricity, Phone, Internet, CATV, and all the amenities of a nice home. What we do not have is snow.
So do yourself a favor, educate yourself and stop showing how ignorant you people are. Oh, Wikipedia is free and Google too! Ignorants!
It never ceases to amaze me the ignorance of some idiots. Im assuming they never had an education, because if THEY did they would know that we are part of the US and our money is american and our second language is english. We pay taxes to the USA and we DONOT need green cards nor permits to be or work in the U.S.! How their education has failed them.IDIOTS! HEY IDIOTAS can you say DUH??!!!
Hey gringuitos, do u know in how many wars PR
has lost their sons fighting 4 the US, we desrve not just 2 win powerball, we deserve 2 have a chance kicking those whitey ignorant racist dumb stupid low life parasites ASS. and stick a morcilla in their butts.
Its quite obvious that those ignorant biggoted fools have no education. Proof that cousins should not marry each otherLOL
nirvanakdc94 They might like the morcillla up their ass too much! LOL
AdelaConde Why are you surprised? 50% of Americans don’t know who we fought in the Revolutionary War. I couldn’t believe it myself until I checked out into the survey. 75% don’t even know who we fought in the Cold War and have no idea at all who we fought in 1812. If the war of 1812 was never mentioned on TV no one would even know about it. I love my country and am proud I fought for her, but we have more than our share of really, really stupid people here.
I can not belief how ignorant can people be! Anybody IN THE WORLD that buys a lottery ticket can collect! Tourists I can go to Spain right now as a tourist buy a national lottery ticket and collect even if I live in Key West Florida or I could go to Puerto Rico as a tourist buy a national lottery ticket from over there which also pay millions and live in the states and collect!
Yes they pay all U.S. taxes except wage tax so as long as they buy a ticket why shouldn’t they win. Hell I;m happy to see anyone win, can you image what it must be like to become extremely wealthy in one day. Who wants to take that away from theses people? Like if he didn’t win you would have?
Congrats to the Boriquas that won the power ball.As to the ignorant folks that think freedom is free, obviously these people never serve in military, otherwise they would’ve been educated on the sacrifices and cotributions the Puerto Rican brothers and sisters have have made not limited to the ultimate sacrifice in war. Obviously you was to dumb to pass the test any test, so stay ignorant. Wait, wait, have someone read this for you, I’m sure you can read neither. Contact me at, http://www.imadumdmotherfucker.org.
Shame, , on,, some, peaple who dont Know the history of Puerto Rico. ..we are american citizen, , and we do Know both languege. .spanish and inglish, , ..
It’s people like those racist, uneducated people that prove why this poor country of ours is going under quickly. I feel embarrassed for them people who thought they were sounding smart.
People are funny and ignorant i love it the comment about using the euro is just plan stupidity we ate part of the USA people read and welfare and unemployment in Puerto Rico is shit so do some research before you open your racist and ignorant asses
Dam ignorant… I’m so glad someone from the island won! Trailer Trash communities at their best…
All this ignorant coments make me feel the money i pay in federal taxes going direct to the garbage. In 2015 i can’t believe this is still happening, congress or politicians have to learn from this and school borad around america have to be careful and monitored what teachers do.. i have the same argument with my daughter history teaches she was saying at her class we are latins not americans and the first puertorricans enter in to america recorded enter thru england……i don’t know but someone have to revew and monitored was going on in our school bucause this is the result of all was going on inside of our schools. …so don’t blame ignorant blame the board who’s not puting atention wath if important. ….the acknowledge of our kids …..definitely someone its not doing there job….
LuzRuizBurgos I was on the school board in my home town for 2 yrs. They don’t pay the teacher enough. You would think they would have top priority in wages. They went on strike one year and the board asked me to be one of three reps to negotiate. I told them I was on the teachers side and had too decline. So, I would say it’s more of a national problem for more funds to be allocated for higher paid teachers which will motivate teachers instead of leaving them wondering why they decided to teach for just enough pay to get by. The state lottery is supposed to finance part of the education budget. As chairman of finance, this is back in 1987, I didn’t see a dime for our budget. This is a fact I’ve been trying to get public for a long time.
FES1234 AdelaConde True and sad. When Puertorricans was fighting for their independence from Spain. They sent two emissaries to ask for help from continental congres, much the same way emissaries from US whent asking for help in Europe for their fight for independence. Only US got help from France. At the end resulted in a 4TH OF JULY And PR was invaded by the same soldiers that where supposed to help. And the end result. We are treated as a colony. We cant trade with our neighbours nations and we are forced to use US martime shiping which by the way are the most expensive. We manufacture medication here. And are force to buy them only when they return from mainland at doble the price. How about that for taxes hidden in plain site But can’t blame USA citizen for the ugly truth that never got teached at US schools