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:

Powerball Winners By State 2020

State Jackpot Winners Win Percentage 2020 Pop.
Indiana3910.20%6,745,354
Missouri318.10%6,169,270
Minnesota225.80%5,700,671
Pennsylvania184.70%12,820,878
Kentucky184.70%4,499,692
Wisconsin174.50%5,851,754
Louisiana174.50%4,645,184
Florida133.40%21,992,985
Arizona133.40%7,378,494
New York112.90%19,440,469
New Hampshire112.90%1,371,246
Kansas112.90%2,910,357
District of Columbia112.90%720,687
Nebraska102.60%1,952,570
Delaware102.60%982,895
New Jersey92.40%8,936,574
Iowa92.40%3,179,849
California92.40%39,937,489
West Virginia82.10%1,778,070
Rhode Island82.10%1,056,161
Connecticut82.10%3,563,077
Tennessee71.80%6,897,576
South Carolina61.60%5,210,095
North Carolina61.60%10,611,862
Massachusetts61.60%6,976,597
Georgia61.60%10,736,059
Oregon51.30%4,301,089
New Mexico51.30%2,096,640
Michigan51.30%10,045,029
Idaho51.30%1,826,156
Oklahoma41.00%3,954,821
Montana41.00%1,086,759
South Dakota30.80%903,027
Ohio30.80%11,747,694
Colorado30.80%5,845,526
Texas20.50%29,472,295
Maryland20.50%6,083,116
Illinois20.50%12,659,682
Washington10.30%7,797,095
Virginia10.30%8,626,207
Arkansas10.30%3,038,999
Wyoming0.00%567,025
Vermont0.00%628,061
Utah0.00%3,282,115
North Dakota0.00%761,723
Nevada0.00%3,139,658
Mississippi0.00%2,989,260
Maine0.00%1,345,790
Hawaii0.00%1,412,687
Alaska0.00%734,002
Alabama0.00%4,908,621