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Powerball Winners By State 2021

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 2021

State Jackpot Winners 2021 Pop.
Indiana396,805,663
Missouri316,169,038
Minnesota225,706,398
Pennsylvania1812,804,123
Kentucky184,480,713
Wisconsin175,852,490
Louisiana174,627,002
Florida1321,944,577
Arizona137,520,103
New York1119,299,981
New Hampshire111,372,203
Kansas112,917,224
Nebraska101,951,996
Delaware10990,334
New Jersey98,874,520
Iowa93,167,974
California939,613,493
West Virginia81,767,859
Rhode Island81,061,509
Connecticut83,552,821
Tennessee76,944,260
South Carolina65,277,830
North Carolina610,701,022
Massachusetts66,912,239
Georgia610,830,007
Oregon54,289,439
New Mexico52,105,005
Michigan59,992,427
Idaho51,860,123
Oklahoma43,990,443
Montana41,085,004
South Dakota3896,581
Ohio311,714,618
Colorado35,893,634
Texas229,730,311
Maryland26,065,436
Illinois212,569,321
Washington17,796,941
Virginia18,603,985
Arkansas13,033,946
Wyoming581,075
Vermont623,251
Utah3,310,774
North Dakota770,026
Nevada3,185,786
Mississippi2,966,407
Maine1,354,522
Hawaii1,406,430
Alaska724,357
Alabama4,934,193

Powerball Winners By State 2021