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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.
Indiana396,845,874
Missouri316,188,111
Minnesota225,787,008
Kentucky184,539,130
Pennsylvania1813,062,764
Louisiana174,682,633
Wisconsin175,935,064
Arizona137,303,398
Florida1322,085,563
Kansas112,954,832
New Hampshire111,389,741
New York1120,365,879
Delaware101,008,350
Nebraska101,988,536
California939,995,077
Iowa93,219,171
New Jersey99,388,414
Connecticut83,612,314
Rhode Island81,106,341
West Virginia81,781,860
Tennessee77,023,788
Georgia610,916,760
Massachusetts67,126,375
North Carolina610,620,168
South Carolina65,217,037
Idaho51,893,410
Michigan510,116,069
New Mexico52,129,190
Oregon54,318,492
Montana41,103,187
Oklahoma44,000,953
Colorado35,922,618
Ohio311,852,036
South Dakota3901,165
Illinois212,808,884
Maryland26,257,958
Texas229,945,493
Arkansas13,030,646
Virginia18,757,467
Washington17,901,429
Alabama5,073,187
Alaska738,023
Hawaii1,474,265
Maine1,369,159
Mississippi2,960,075
Nevada3,185,426
North Dakota800,394
Utah3,373,162
Vermont646,545
Wyoming579,495

Powerball Winners by State 2022

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