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Luckiest States for Hitting the Powerball Jackpot

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With Powerball up to $321 million for Saturday’s drawing, USA TODAY compiled a list of states with the most jackpot winners in the history of the game.

The luckiest of the lucky? That would be Indiana. The Hoosier State boasts 39 jackpot wins since 1992, when Powerball got its start. Read on to see how your state stacks up!

Keep in mind that five states don’t have state lotteries: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. Mississippi has a *new* state lottery, and began selling Powerball tickets in January 2020.

This list takes into account the 44 states, plus Washington, D.C, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, that do offer Powerball.

And, if your state doesn’t appear on the list? Not to fear. We’d say you’re due for a win.

States with the Most Powerball Jackpot Winners*

Source: Visit USA TODAY for the full list.
Rank State Jackpots Won
1 Indiana 39
2 Missouri 31
3 Minnesota 22
4 (tie) Kentucky 18
4 (tie) Pennsylvania 18
6 (tie) Louisiana 17
6 (tie) Wisconsin 17
8 Arizona 13
9 Florida 13
10 (tie) Kansas 11
10 (tie) New Hampshire 11
10 (tie) Washington, D.C. 11
10 (tie) New York 11

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Numbers don’t lie. These are the luckiest states for hitting the Powerball jackpot.

What state has the highest scratch off tickets?

Then, what state buys the most lottery tickets?

The five states — Massachusetts, West Virginia, Rhode Island, New York, and Delaware — spend the most on lottery ticket sales per capita at more than $400 per year, according to Census Bureau data. Massachusetts is first at $768.36.

Likewise, which US lottery game has the best odds of winning? If you play the Powerball lottery, you’ll need to match five numbers plus the Powerball to win the jackpot. The odds of scooping the grand prize are 1 in 292,201,338. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.87, so for smaller cash prizes the odds are a lot better.

Keeping this in view, what states sell scratch off tickets?

Specifically, six states—Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, and Utah—don’t have state lotteries, and therefore don’t sell tickets for Powerball or any other multi-state lottery games.

What city has the most lottery winners?

Indiana – 41 jackpots Indiana has racked up 39 Powerball jackpots, the most of any state, in addition to two Mega Millions jackpot winners. Indiana joined the Powerball lottery (then known as Lotto America) in 1990 and many of those jackpots came in the early years of the Powerball game.

This U.S. State Has the Most Lottery Winners Indiana. Wins: 39. Year started: 1992. Missouri. Wins: 31. Year started: 1992. Minnesota. Wins: 22. Year started: 1992. Kentucky. Wins: 18. Year started: 1992. Pennsylvania. Wins: 17. Year started: 2002. Wisconsin. Wins: 16. Year started: 1992. Louisiana. Wins: 15. Year started: 1999. Arizona. Wins: 13. Year started: 1994. ]]>