Powerball Winners By State 2020

The Powerball is a lottery game that is played in a total of 44 states. It is also played in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Powerball was first played beginning in 1992 across 23 states and has paid out millions of dollars to lucky winners ever since.

To win, biweekly drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night. Five winning numbers plus the Powerball number are drawn. There are multiple prizes that can be won by matching the numbers on a purchased ticket with the drawn numbers. For example, just matching the red Powerball results in a $4 win. Matching all five numbers plus the Powerball results in a win of the grand prize.

The Powerball jackpot starts at $40 million. If there are no grand prize winners at the time of the drawing, the jackpot continues to grow. This game holds the record for the largest jackpot ever awarded at $1.58 billion.

Winners can choose to receive their money in two ways. The first is through 30 graduated payments over 29 years. If the winner prefers to receive a lump sum, that is also an option, but the winner takes home a smaller amount.

Not all states that play the Powerball have had a jackpot winner. In fact, a total of four states plus the U.S. Virgin Islands have not yet had a grand prize winner as of August 2019. The states that have not yet had a winner are Maine, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.

On the flip side, there are some states that have had multiple jackpot winners. Indiana has been home to the most Powerball winners. With 39 winners, this represents over 10% of all jackpot winners. Missouri has the second highest number of winners at 31 – or over 8% of the total winners.

Minnesota is home to nearly 6% of all jackpot winners with a total of 22. Kentucky and Pennsylvania are tied with the next highest numbers – 18 each. Two states, Louisiana and Wisconsin, have been home to 17 winners apiece.

Here’s a breakdown of the number of Powerball winners by state:

  • Indiana: 39
  • Missouri: 31
  • Minnesota: 22
  • Kentucky: 18
  • Pennsylvania: 18
  • Louisiana: 17
  • Wisconsin: 17
  • Arizona: 13
  • Florida: 12
  • Kansas: 11
  • New Hampshire: 11
  • Washington, D.C.: 11
  • Nebraska: 10
  • Delaware: 10
  • Iowa: 9
  • New York: 9
  • New Jersey: 8
  • California: 8
  • West Virginia: 8
  • Connecticut: 8
  • Rhode Island: 8
  • Tennessee: 7
  • South Carolina: 6
  • North Carolina: 6
  • Georgia: 6
  • Massachusetts: 6
  • New Mexico: 5
  • Oregon: 5
  • Idaho: 5
  • Oklahoma: 4
  • Montana: 4
  • Michigan: 3
  • Ohio: 3
  • Colorado: 3
  • South Dakota: 3
  • Puerto Rico: 2
  • Texas: 2
  • Illinois: 2
  • Maryland: 2
  • Virginia: 1
  • Arkansas: 1
  • Washington: 1
  • Maine: 0
  • North Dakota: 0
  • Vermont: 0
  • Wyoming: 0
  • U.S. Virgin Islands: 0

Powerball Winners By State 2020

State Jackpot Winners Win Percentage 2020 Pop.
Indiana3910.20%6,745,350
Missouri318.10%6,169,270
Minnesota225.80%5,700,670
Pennsylvania184.70%12,820,900
Kentucky184.70%4,499,690
Wisconsin174.50%5,851,750
Louisiana174.50%4,645,180
Florida133.40%21,993,000
Arizona133.40%7,378,490
New York112.90%19,440,500
New Hampshire112.90%1,371,250
Kansas112.90%2,910,360
Nebraska102.60%1,952,570
Delaware102.60%982,895
New Jersey92.40%8,936,570
Iowa92.40%3,179,850
California92.40%39,937,500
West Virginia82.10%1,778,070
Rhode Island82.10%1,056,160
Connecticut82.10%3,563,080
Tennessee71.80%6,897,580
South Carolina61.60%5,210,100
North Carolina61.60%10,611,900
Massachusetts61.60%6,976,600
Georgia61.60%10,736,100
Oregon51.30%4,301,090
New Mexico51.30%2,096,640
Michigan51.30%10,045,000
Idaho51.30%1,826,160
Oklahoma41.00%3,954,820
Montana41.00%1,086,760
South Dakota30.80%903,027
Ohio30.80%11,747,700
Colorado30.80%5,845,530
Texas20.50%29,472,300
Maryland20.50%6,083,120
Illinois20.50%12,659,700
Washington10.30%7,797,100
Virginia10.30%8,626,210
Arkansas10.30%3,039,000
Wyoming0.00%567,025
Vermont0.00%628,061
Utah0.00%3,282,120
North Dakota0.00%761,723
Nevada0.00%3,139,660
Mississippi0.00%2,989,260
Maine0.00%1,345,790
Hawaii0.00%1,412,690
Alaska0.00%734,002
Alabama0.00%4,908,620