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Powerball Winners by State 2022

The Powerball is a lottery game played in 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. Multiple prizes 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 Powerball have had a jackpot winner. 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, some states 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 are the 10 states with the most Powerball winners:

  1. Indiana (39)
  2. Missouri (31)
  3. Minnesota (22)
  4. Kentucky (18)
  5. Pennsylvania (18)
  6. Louisiana (17)
  7. Wisconsin (17)
  8. Arizona (13)
  9. Florida (13)
  10. Kansas (11)

Powerball Winners by State 2022

State Jackpot Winners 2022 Pop.
Indiana396,842,385
Missouri316,184,843
Minnesota225,739,781
Pennsylvania1812,805,190
Kentucky184,487,233
Wisconsin175,867,518
Louisiana174,616,106
Florida1322,177,997
Arizona137,640,796
New York1119,223,191
New Hampshire111,378,449
Kansas112,919,179
Nebraska101,960,790
Delaware10998,619
New Jersey98,870,685
Iowa93,174,426
California939,664,128
West Virginia81,755,715
Rhode Island81,062,583
Connecticut83,546,588
Tennessee77,001,803
South Carolina65,342,388
North Carolina610,807,491
Massachusetts66,922,107
Georgia610,936,299
Oregon54,325,290
New Mexico52,109,093
Michigan59,995,212
Idaho51,896,652
Oklahoma44,007,179
Montana41,093,117
South Dakota3902,542
Ohio311,727,377
Colorado35,961,083
Texas230,097,526
Maryland26,075,314
Illinois212,518,071
Washington17,887,965
Virginia18,638,218
Arkansas13,042,017
Wyoming582,233
Vermont622,882
Utah3,363,182
North Dakota774,008
Nevada3,238,601
Mississippi2,961,536
Maine1,359,677
Hawaii1,401,709
Alaska720,763
Alabama4,949,697

Powerball Winners by State 2022

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