How can you play the Puerto Rico Powerball? Winnings in the Puerto Rico Powerball lottery are topics to tax that ranges from 5% to 20%, depending on its worth. The jackpot is awarded from 60% to 68% of the prize pool, depending on its worth within the earlier draw. 50% of the revenue from the ticket gross sales goes into the prize pool; the rest goes to the lottery fund. Some states don’t participate in Powerball because they don’t have their state lottery.